Tuesday 2 June, 2020

Cops detain 2 more for questioning as TLM inquiry nears end

Two more people are being questioned in relation to allegations of improper conduct at the Transformed Life Ministries (TLM) facility in Arouca.

The two surrendered to officers at the Arouca Police Station willingly on Monday evening.

They were questioned and are said to be aiding with inquiries.

This brings the number of persons who have been taken in for questioning since last Saturday up to six following the detention of a female attorney.

Investigators told Loop News they are hopeful that by Friday they will be able to approach officials at the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for instructions on what charges, if any, should be levied against the six.

In October, police conducted an operation at the TLM where they “rescued” 69 people, including four women.

Police then they were being held captive, some in cages, some in handcuffs.

The 69 were eventually relocated and sent to other locations.

Some were even sent home following this.

At the time Griffith described the scenario with the terms 'human trafficking' and 'modern-day slavery' to describe what he saw.

Since then, several people, including pastor at Transformed Life Glen Awong, have been detained and questioned, and have denied any wrongdoing.

Up to Wednesday morning, no one had been charged.

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