$900K bail for Arouca rehab pastor


    The pastor charged in connection with the Transformed Life Ministry rehab centre in Arouca has been granted $900,000 bail.

    Pastor Glen Awong and his employee Indra Jaggernath stood today before Arima Magistrate Cheron Raphael.

    They are jointly charged under the Trafficking In Persons Act with keeping people under exploitative conditions, while Awong was also charged with kidnapping and false imprisonment.

    In addition to bail, the pastor was reportedly asked to surrender his passport and report to the Arouca Police Station every Thursday.

    Jaggernath meanwhile was granted $300,000 bail and was also ordered to surrender her passport and report to the Chaguanas Police Station every Thursday.

    Both will reappear in court on January 10th.

    In October 2019, police raided the Centre in Arouca, which allegedly served as a

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    rehabilitation centre for mentally ill and socially displaced persons.

    There, they found a number of people in cages.

    Many were subsequently sent to other facilities, while several were released into the care of relatives.