DOJ on Quiboloy: “We have not received any official communication from the US government.”
PASTOR APOLLO QUIBOLOY – Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra revealed that the US government has not yet made an extradition request for the founder of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ (KJC).
This, after the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), released a wanted poster of Quiboloy and two officials of KJC namely, Helen Panilag, and Teresita Tolibas Dandan, for the following charges; s*x trafficking by force, s*x trafficking of children, visa fraud and coercion, conspiracy, and bulk cash smuggling.
Following the FBI’s release of the wanted poster of Quiboloy, the country’s justice department had released a statement.
“I’m sure the FBI knows where Pastor Quiboloy is. I’m also sure that the FBI knows the proper legal procedure to enable the US justice system acquire jurisdiction over Quiboloy’s person,” Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said.
According to him, they have not received any official communication from the US government regarding Quiboloy.
In order for Quiboloy to go to the United States and face the allegations against him, the US state department must make a request and the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) must review it- based on the extradition process under the Philippine-US Extradition Treaty.
Once the petition is filed in court, it will be followed by a judicial process with appeals, and in the event of a warrant of arrest, Quiboloy can post bail for temporary release.
According to the DOJ, the extradition process could take up to five years, but similar petitions have a high success rate.
Meanwhile, Pastor Apollo Quiboloy is a pastor of the Philippines-based Restorationist church called the Kingdom of Jesus Christ.
He has made claims that he is “The Appointed Son of God” as well as being “The Owner of the Universe.”
Quiboloy was a member of the United Pentecostal Church, a Oneness Pentecostal denomination until he established the Kingdom of Jesus Christ.
The members of the congregation refer to their community as a “Kingdom Nation.” They claim about 2 million “Kingdom citizens” abroad and 4 million in the Philippines.
His ministry has a global television channel, the Sonshine Media Network International, and 17 radio stations in the Philippines. It also has two newspapers, Pinas and Sikat.
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