The Founder of Sotitobire Praising Chapel, prophet. Babatunde Alfa and five others have bagged life sentence over the disappearance of one year old boy, Gold kolawole in his church last year.
The suspects appeared before Justice Olusegun Odusola at Akure High Court.
Justice Olusegun Odusola in his judgement, convicted the defendants having found them guilty of the two count charge of kidnapping, aiding and abetting to kidnap based on the circumstantial evidence presented by the prosecution.
He condemned in strong terms the complicity, compromise and lackadaisical attitude of the Ondo State Police command after Kolawole went missing, an incident that led to the burning of the church.
Kolawole was one-year-old at the time of his disappearance from the church in Akure. He went missing on November 10, 2019 during a Sunday service after his mother, Modupe Kolawole, dropped him at the children’s unit of the church.
The prophet was jailed alongside other defendants including Omodara Olayinka, Margaret Oyebola, Grace Ogunjobi, Egunjobi Motunrayo, Esther Kayode and Peter Anjorin.
Prophet Babatunde was arrested on December 10, 2019 by the Department of the State Services following a petition by parents of the missing child