Monday, January 25, 2021

Trial of Prophet Sotitobire Stalled at Ondo Court

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Hearing in the the ongoing trial of the founder of Sotitobire Praising Chapel Akure, prophet Alfa babatunde over the alleged disapearance of one year old Gold Kolawole in the church last year has been adjourned till 2nd, 3rd and 8th June 2020.

Justice Olusegun Odusola announced the adjournment after a state government counsel, Mr Babatunde falodun informed the court of the inability of the state attorney general and Commissioner for justice, Adekola Olawoye to be present due to an urgent state assignment.

Falodun also sought an adjournment of the hearing which was not opposed by all the defence counsel, olusola oke, Olumide ogidan, akinyemi omoware and olalekan Akinrinsola.

Prophet Babatunde and six other church members are standing trial on three count charge including conspiracy to and abetting kidnap.

They were brought to the court by officials of the Nigerian Correctional Service, Olokuta Akure and made to undergo Covid 19 precautionary measures like hand washing.

It was gathered that everybody in the court, including the Presiding judge, Olusegun Odusola wore nose masks as part of the precautionary measures to curb the spread of Covid 19.