Cokanauto takes stand as first defense witness
June 20, 2017 4:46 am
Pastor Jone Cokanauto who is accused of raping four female members of Jezreel Lion of Judah Church between 2002 and 2015 took the stand as the first defense witness today.
Cokanauto clarified that the Lion of Judah is just a prayer group with over five hundred members and not a church as they’re not registered.
He says they pray for people when people need help to be prayed upon and says the first alleged victim in this case, plays an important role.
However he clarified the preaching were done in the church in the presence of the members and not with the witnesses alone.
Pastor who is father of eight children also read a verse from bible and explained it according to his own interpretation.
He is expected to be cross-examined by the Prosecution tomorrow.