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Breaking! Court sentences church Founder, five others to life imprisonment over missing boy

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The Founder of Sotitobire Praising Chapel, Prophet Babatunde Alfa has been sentenced to life imprisonment by AN Ondo high court in Akure following the disappearance of a one-year-old boy, Gold kolawole in the church last year.

Prophet Alfa was said to have aided the disappearance of the toddler, in his church, alongside five other accomplices and consequently were all jailed on Tuesday by Justice Olusegun Odusola of the Ondo State High Court, Akure.

Justice Olusegun Odusola in his judgement convicted the defendants having found them guilty of the two count charge of kidnapping and aiding and abetting to kidnap based on the circumstantial evidence presented by the prosecution.

He went missing on November 10 during a Sunday service after his mother, Modupe Kolawole, dropped him off at the children’s unit of the church, which thus resulted in the burning of the church building by some angry persons.

The prophet was jailed alongside six other defendants including Omodara Olayinka, Margaret Oyebola, Grace Ogunjobi, Egunjobi Motunrayo, Esther Kayode and Peter Anjorin. 

Justice Odusola 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.

Prophet Babatunde was arrested on December 10, 2019 by the Department of the State Services following a petition by parents of the missing child.

Source: Sahara Reporters.

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