US hopes Quiboloy to ‘face justice’ for crimes soon

THE United States Embassy in Manila on Wednesday has expressed confidence that the embattled Kingdom of Jesus Christ founder Pastor Apollo Quiboloy will “face justice” amid the various charges hurled against him before a US court.

The embassy issued the statement following Quiboloy’s claim that the US and the Marcos administration were out to get him through “rendition”.

Embassy spokesperson Kanishka Gangopadhyay did not further comment on the accusation, noting that information about legal proceedings would have to come from the US Department of Justice.

Instead, he cited Quiboloy’s indictment before a US court, saying he had been engaged in “serious human rights abuses” for years.

“For more than a decade, Apollo Quiboloy engaged in serious human rights abuses, including a pattern of systemic and pervasive rape of girls as young as 11 years old, and he is currently on the FBI’s (Federal Bureau of Investigation) Most Wanted List,” Gangopadhyay said.

“We are confident that Quiboloy will face justice for his heinous crimes,” he added.

Quiboloy has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Santa Ana, California, for conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking by force, fraud, and coercion, and sex trafficking of children; sex trafficking by force, fraud, and coercion; conspiracy; and bulk cash smuggling.

On Nov. 10, 2021, a federal warrant was issued for his arrest.

Quiboloy on Wednesday accused the US of plotting to conduct “rendition” on him.

Rendition is defined as the surrender by a state of a fugitive to another country charging him/her with a crime. (PNA)