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Court Remands Alfa Babatunde of Sotitobire over missing Child

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A magistrate court in Akure, capital of Ondo State has remands owner of Sotitobire Chapel ministry Alfa Babatunde over the missing child of a year Gold Kolawole.

This baby was abducted from the church during service by unknown people in November 2019. This made people of Akure swing into action since the police force didn’t swing into action to find the real truth fact of the matter. The Sotitobire Chapel ministry was burnt down and destroy belongings alongside 3 people died during the incident which one police was among but yet to be revealed.

Apart from Babatunde, the prosecutor listed other defendants as Omodara Olayinka, Margaret Oyebola, Grace Ogunjobi, Motunrayo Egunjobi, Esther Kayode and Peter Anjorin. These six people were arraign to court alongside Alfa Babatunde by the Department of State Services on the count charges of kidnapping and aiding kidnapping. Only the seventh person Peter Anjorin was charged for destroying evidence aiding investigation.

The charges read, “That you, Prophet Alfa Babatunde, Omodara Olayinka , Margaret Oyebola, Grace Ogunjobi, Motunrayo Egunjobi, Esther Kayode, Peter Anjorin and others now at large, on November 10, 2019, around 11.45am at the Sotitobire Praising Chapel, No. 48 Solagbade Street, Oshinle Quarter, Akure, Ondo State, in the Akure Magisterial District, did conspire together to commit felony to wit; kidnapping, thereby committing an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 516 of the Criminal Code, Cap 37, Vol. 1, Laws of Ondo State, 2006.

That you, Peter Anjorin, on November 10, 2019, around 11.45am at the Sotitobire Praising Chapel, No. 48 Solagbade Street, Oshinle Quarter, Akure, Ondo State, in the Akure Magisterial District, did destroy evidence by secretly taking away the vital evidence that would have aided the speedy investigation in respect of the missing child, Gold Kolawole, thereby committing an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 123 of the Criminal Code, Cap 37 Vol. I, Laws of Ondo State, 2006.

After the count charges in the court expecting the judge to release them on bail, the magistrate, Mrs Charity Adeyanju, ordered them to be remanded in the Olokuta Correctional Centre, Akure.

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