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South African Police investigates Nigerian prophet accused of sexually abusing young girls

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The Hawks have made progress in their investigation of a Nigerian prophet who allegedly sexually abused young women from his church, a spokesperson said on Tuesday, April 18.

“We are investigating different charges, but we can’t name them before making an arrest,” Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Netshiunda said on Tuesday.

On Monday night, current affairs programme Special Assignment carried a report about Prophet Tim Omotoso, the founder of the Jesus Dominion International Church with branches countrywide. He had allegedly had sex with girl as young as 14 in his home in Umhlanga, north of Durban.
The crimes are alleged to have been committed across a number of provinces in South Africa.
Omotoso allegedly transported the young women from their homes to his plush house where he slept with them.
Netshiunda said he did not want to speculate about what charges the man could face.
Meanwhile, the Young Religious Leaders (YRL), which describes itself as a moral regeneration structure, said it was greatly disturbed by the Special Assignment episode.
 “The actions displayed by this so-called Man of God are disturbing and heart-breaking, to see what the girl child in our beloved land of South Africa has been exposed to,” YRL Gauteng secretary Abel Mahachi said in a statement.
Full statement below:
Young Religious Leaders statement on sexual abuse of girls in Jesus Dominion International Ministry

The Young Religious Leaders is greatly disturbed by the recent episode of Special Assignment which was screened on the 17th of April 2017 at 21h00. The episode showed the alleged sexual abuse of many young women by one called Prophet Tim Omotoso who by nationality is from Nigeria. The actions displayed by this so called Man of God are disturbing and heartbreaking, to see what the girl child in our beloved land of South Africa has been exposed to.

As a structure we are ambassadors of moral regeneration which is our driving force in the programs we conduct working closely with government. We appeal to the Hawks to make the necessary arrests to bring the man to account for his actions. These acts should not be taken lightly because he is not the only one doing such in the name of religion hence decisive action needs to be taken immediately to show the nation that we don’t tolerate unethical moral standards and abduction of girls.

We further appeal that churches that conduct such behaviour should be closed down so we can restore and maintain sanity in religion holistically. We call upon Government and the CRL Rights Commission to speed up the process of self-regulation of churches which has been engaged several times in different platforms. The absence of legislation to govern religion will make it difficult to deal with these issues effectively.

We call upon Religious Leaders to have the fear of God in order to carry out the mandate they have been called for. People are looking up to you and it is pivotal you do the right thing for the sake of the souls you lead.
To the women and the girls in the churches be careful and be wise not to allow pastors to make you a victim of their lusts. As Young Religious Leaders we are pleading with every young person in South Africa to conduct a thorough research about a church and its leader before taking a decision of attending, since this will help avoid being victims of false Ministries and ministers.
We are also making a call to the African Diaspora Movement to work with Government in the regulation of all this Pastors who are foreign nationals and when this is done it would easy to separate the false and authentic Pastors.
We are praying for our nation that religious sanity to be restored in places of worship.
Regards
Abel Mahachi
Gauteng Provincial Secretary of the Young Religious Leaders (YRL)

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REVOCATION OF APPROVAL OF LAYOUT IN RESPECT OF PROPERTIES ENCROACHING ON THE REGIONAL ROAD ALIGNMENT, LEKKI, NORTH OF ELEGUSHI LAYOUT LPAO 992

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It has been established by the State Government that some estates, buildings/ structures have encroached on the Right of Way (RoW) of the Regional Road in Lekki axis.
The Road was first conceived by Lagos State Government in the Lagos Metropolitan Master Plan (1980-2000) and was retained in the approved Lekki Comprehensive Master Plan 2013.
Furthermore, the Lagos State granted title to land totaling about 500 hectares and issued layout approval (1991) wherein four (4) major roads were recognized namely, Coastal Road and Lekki-Epe Expressway, Southern part of Elegushi Land, Regional Road and Lagoon at the Northern part of the Elegushi layout, all running parallel to one another. The Roads have been envisioned to engender social-economic and transportation development of the State.
In line with the THEMES agenda of Mr. Governor, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, the Regional Road is precursor to the proposed Fourth Mainland Bridge and a promised dividend of democracy to the good people of Lagos State in order to improve traffic and transportation system within the State.
Recent observations revealed that this very important transportation corridor has been encumbered by physical developments (including shanties) which negate the objectives of which the Road was conceived.
Consequently, TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of Section 21(1) (a) of Lagos State Urban and Regional Planning and Development Law, 2015, I, Dr. Idris Okanla Salako, the Honourable Commissioner, Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development (MPP&UD) hereby REVOKE in part, a section of Elegushi Chieftaincy Family Layout that falls within the following coordinates:.
S/N Eastings(m) Northings (m)
1 553394.33 713312.118
2 554287.789 712653.433
3 554350.166 712613.474
4 554408.532 712585.834
5 554444.968 712574.409
6 554502.249 712565.105
7 554580.754 712553.004
8 554656.565 712550.637
9 554711.163 712555.475
10 554771.041 712566.977
11 554897.515 712599.253
12 554955.87 712614.567
13 555032.415 712638.845
14 555088.452 712659.725
15 555089.846 712564.199
16 555061.75 712553.731
17 554980.913 712528.091
18 554919.52 712511.98
19 554852.925 712495.869
20 554791.292 712479.222
21 554723.656 712466.229
22 554659.142 712460.512
23 554572.463 712463.219
24 554488.178 712476.211
25 554424.184 712486.605
26 554375.651 712501.824
27 554305.414 712535.085
28 554236.737 712579.26
29 553394.233 713200.374
Signed:
Tpl. Dr. Idris Okanla’ Salako, fnitp
Honourable Commissioner
Physical Planning and Urban Development
2nd June, 2020 in.
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Pastor Adeboye Reacts To Death Of UNIBEN Undergraduate Inside RCCG

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The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) has reacted to the rape and murder of Uwa Omozuwa.

Omozuwa, a UNIBEN undergraduate was raped and killed in one of the branches of the RCCG.

Pastor Enoch Adeboye reacted to the murder of the girl on Instagram.

 

He wrote: “All I can do at this time is to pray for the family of Omozuwa and do everything possible working with relevant authorities to bring the perpetrators to book. I and members of my Family condemn this act strongly and urge everyone to stay calm as we are already looking into the matter and cooperating with the police to establish the facts of the shocking situation. #justiceforuwa”

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The RCCG also released a statement. In it, they explained why Omozuwa was in church during the lockdown, how she was found, and the actions taken after she was found lying in the pool of her blood.

 

Read the full statement below.

 

Pastor EA Adeboye reacts to the rape and murder of UNIBEN student, Uwa Omozuwa, in one of the branches of his church

Pastor EA Adeboye reacts to the rape and murder of UNIBEN student, Uwa Omozuwa, in one of the branches of his church

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See How Nigerians Are Reacting To The Death Of Uwa Vera Omozuwa

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Criticism and condemnation has been the general reaction to the death of the raped and murdered UNIBEN undergraduate, Uwa Vera Omozuwa.

22-year-old Omozuwa was reading in a church when she was attacked.

A few other people have however shared some shocking comments in reaction to the assault.

 

Some men took to Facebook to react to the news of her death by blaming her for going to read in church. Others went as far as defending rapists and claiming that women enjoy rape even when they are crying.

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Below are a few reactions:

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