Missing baby: Court denies Akure Pastor, others bail
Osagie Otabor, Akure
There was heavy safety on the premises and street resulting in the Ondo State High Court, Akure as crowd besieged the courtroom to look at proceedings of the case involving founding father of Sotitobire Miracle heart, Akure, Prophet Babatunde Alfa and different 5 members of the church over a lacking baby.
The baby, Gold Kolawole, was only a 12 months previous when he vanished from the church.
At the resumed listening to the case, the courtroom refused to listen to the bail utility of the founding father of Sotitobire Miracle heart, Akure, Prophet Babatunde Alfa and different 5 members of the church.
Other defendants are: Omodara Olayinka, Margaret Oyebola ,Grace Ogunjobi, Egunjobi Motunrayo and Esther Kayode.
The six defendants had been docked over on 10 November, 2019.
Presiding Judge, Justice Olusegun Odusola, dominated that there was no have to entertain bail utility by the defendants’ counsel, Olusala Oke, because the courtroom would guarantee accelerated listening to of the swimsuit.
The Court had ordered the defendants remanded at Nigerian Correctional Centre at Olokuta Akure on February third, 2020 and adjourned to Monday March 14 to listen to and dominated on their bail utility.
Prophet Babatunde and his members had pleaded not responsible to the counts involving aiding kidnapping of the lacking baby charged towards them.
Prosecuting counsel and State Attorney General, Kola Olawoye, prompted a stir in courtroom when he sought to adjourned
the case to June, 2020 for additional listening to.
The request by the AG was because of an enchantment filed at Appeal Court by the defedants towards the refusal of the excessive courtroom to grant the defendants bail throughout the February 2, 2020 sitting.
Olawoye and Sotitobire’s Counsel, Olusola Oke later agreed that the enchantment needs to be withdrawn to allow the trial to proceed.