Judiciary

Missing Boy: Court Refuses Prophet Sotitobire’s Bail Application

The Ondo State High Court, sitting in Akure has begun hearing of a case involving the founder of Sotitobire Miracle Centre, Prophet Alfa Babatunde and six others over the missing one-year-old boy in his church last year.

The defendants were all present in court including one Peter Anjorin, who was at large when the case was first brought before magistrate court.

Prophet Babatunde and others however pleaded not guilty to counts involving aiding kidnapping of the missing child charged against them.

Other defendants are Omodara Olayinka,Margaret Oyebola, Grace Ogunjobi, Egunjobi Motunrayo and Esther Kayode.

All efforts by the counsel for the defendants, Mr Olusola Oke to ensure court granted them bail based on the applications earlier filed were unsuccessful as the Director of Public Prosecutions, Mrs Grace Olowoporoku told Justice Ayedun Odusola that the defence counsel filed multiple bail applications that were difficult to reply.

Justice Odusola however asked Mr Oke to fine tune his bail applications pending the next court date so as to commence hearing of the bail applications.

He adjourned the case till 16,17and 19 March for next hearing.

Staff Reporter, Kayode Animasaun reports that the road linking the court as well as the court premises were filled up with residents who came to see the outcome of the hearing while security operatives manned the court room where the case was being heard. 

Adedayo Adelowo

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