I am not guilty of sexual abuse -Bishop

A Pentecostal Church ‘bishop’ who was last week apprehended   for allegedly having carnal knowledge of  nine teenagers aged between 14 and 20 has pleaded not guilty to nine counts of sexual abuse in a Kitwe magistrate’s court.

Dominic Nyundu, a Bishop at Holy Ghost Fire Ministries Church has been charged with three counts of defilement, five counts of rape and two counts of indecent assault after he allegedly abused nine church members on the pretext of exorcising evil spirits.

Nyundu,   47 of 853 Ipusukilo township is accused of having sex with three under sixteen girls between April 2010 and November 2011.

The “Man of God” is further accused of allegedly having sex with three women without their consent between December 2013 and June 2014 and further indecently assaulting two women during the same period.

The accused person is said to have undressed his victims while he prayed for them, ‘anointed’ them with milk and later had sex with them.

Nyundu appeared before senior resident magistrate Daniel Musonda where he denied the charges.

He was, however granted cash bail of K5000 with two working sureties in their own recognisance after he applied for bail.

He was apprehended on July 21.

The matter was adjourned to August 11 for trial.