National Security Minister, Hermangild Francis has warned against a rush to judgement in the case of two Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Pastors who have been charged with sexual offences.
The two were charged this week and granted bail on charges of indecent assault and unlawful sexual connection.
“We must always remember that persons are innocent until proven guilty,” the National Security Minister said.
Francis said that according to his information, the Pastors presented themselves to the police but the law enforcers were not in a position to conduct the ‘necessaries’ that were supposed to have been done.
“A promise was made and a decision was taken that they would return the following day and they did keep their promise – they returned the following day and everything was done,” the minister explained.
He recalled that the two Pastors were charged, taken to court and granted bail.
Francis said he was aware of reports that a cheque was issued in payment of the bail.
“I don’t see a problem with that. The world is going that way in that we want to have a cashless system, so they are doing credit cards, cheques and so on. The less money people have on their person, the better for them,” the minister asserted.