PORT ELIZABETH - The Port Elizabeth High Court on Thursday dismissed an application brought by Nigerian pastor Timothy Omotoso’s legal team to compel the State to provide further particulars in what was described as “vague” charges.
Omotoso faces 63 main charges, including human trafficking, rape and sexual assault. The trial has started afresh before a new presiding officer, Judge Irma Schoeman.
Omotoso’s co-accused, Lusanda Sulani and Zukiswa Sitho, are accused of recruiting girls from all over the country for purposes of sexual exploitation.
Defence advocate Peter Daubermann brought the application to compel the State to furnish further information pertaining to the charge sheet.
Daubermann slammed the charge sheet, describing it as "vague" and hindering his client's right to a fair trial.