Thursday, April 29, 2010

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Finger of God Church official Quincy Timberlake has been charged with being in possession of a forged South African passport.

Timberlake, alias Quincy Zuma Wambitta, alias Sammy Kofi Sighn, was arraigned before Nairobi Chief Magistrate Gilbert Mutembei also charged with misleading an immigration officer.

Timberlake, the declared husband of former television news anchor Esther Arunga, was accused of keeping and using the forged passport on March 10, 2008 at Komarocks Estate in Nairobi.

He was also accused of having misled Immigration officer Mosoti Osongo in Kisumu on April 16, 2007, by telling him that he had been issued with a Kenyan passport without surrendering another one issued to him on January 30, 2006.

He denied the charges and was released on Sh50,000 cash bail. The case will be heard on June 18.

Illegal group

Timberlake was released last month after being in prison remand for weeks. He had been denied bail in a case in which he and others, including his wife Esther, are charged with being members of an illegal group, the Finger of God.

Mutembei had then denied him bail because he was still being held over an Immigration-related case filed against him at Makadara law courts.

The controversial Finger of God led by Jazz musician Joseph Hellon (Nimrod Omondi Onyango) came into the limelight two months ago when Esther resigned from her job at as a presenter and went to leave in Hellon’s Runda home.

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