The Founder of Sotitobire Miracle Centre, Prophet Alfa Babatunde will tomorrow return to Ondo state Magistrate court sitting at Oke-Eda Akure from Olokuta prisons in Akure where he was remanded.
The court had adjourned the case till Friday January 17, 2020 for bail application and hearing.
He subsequently spent and celebrated Christmas and new year in the prison.
Alfa Babatunde, the founder of Sotitobire Miracle Centre burst into tears as he was moved out of the court into the black maria.
Recall that on November 10, 2019, Gold was declared missing after the church programme at Sotitobire Miracle Centre after his mother, Mrs. Modupe Kolawole dropped him off at the church’s children department.
Prophet Alfa was arrested by officials of the DSS few weeks ago following a petition by the missing boy parent over the alleged failure by the Nigeria Police to intervene in the situation.
The situation reached its crescendo on December 18, 2019, when angry youths attacked and razed the church over rumours that the corpse of the missing baby was exhumed from the church altar.
The 42-year-old Prophet was arraigned alongside six workers of the church on a three-count charge.
The charge sheet reads, “That you Prophet Alfa Babatunde ’m’, Omodara Olayinka ’f’, Margaret Oyebola ‘f’, Grace Ogunjobi ‘f’, Egunjobu Motunrayo ’f’, Esther Kayode ’f’, Peter Anjorin ‘m’ others now at large on the 10th day of November 2019 at about 11:45 am at Sotitobire Praising Chapel, No. 48, Solagbade Street, Oshinle Quarters, Akure, Ondo State in the Akure Magisterial District did conspire together to commit felony to Wit: Kidnapping and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 516 of Criminal Code, Cap 37, Vol. I, Laws of Ondo State 2006 and punishable under Section 5(i) of the Ondo State Anti-Kidnapping and Anti-Abduction Law, 2010.
One of the suspects Peter Anjorin was accused of destroying and secretly taking away vital evidence that could have aided speedy investigation in respect of the missing gold kolawole an offense contrary and punishable under section 123 of the criminal code and cap 37 laws
COURT REMANDS IN PRISON FOUR MEN WHO ALLEGEDLY SET ABLAZE POLICEMAN AT SOTITOBIRE CHURCH
Four young menwere yesterday Wednesday remanded at Olokuta Correctional Service facility (Prison) by a Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Akure over alleged murder, arson, malicious damage and stealing at Sotitobire Church in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
The suspects: Yusuf Owa, Adebayo Adeyemi, Adeleye Omowumi, and Adu Babatunde who are facing a six -count-charge of felony, conspiracy , murder, arson and stealing are to join at Olokuta, 14 people earlier remanded in connection with the crisis.
They were also alleged to have killed one Sergeant Sheidu Ocheopo by smashing him to death with tyre rim and stones at Sotitobire Church, Oshinle, while performing his lawful duty.
The Magistrate, Mrs Charity Adeyanju, ordered the remand of the defendants, pending when the motion on notice is heard and adjourned the case till Monday.