- Prophet Alfa Babatunde, the general overseer of Sotitobire miracle centre, is facing two counts of felony and kidnapping over the disappearance of a 1-year-old boy
- The cleric is arraigned alongside six other defendants over the alleged kidnapping case
- Prophet Alfa Babatunde's church was attacked by a mob over the disappearance of the boy
Prophet Alfa Babatunde, the general overseer of Sotitobire miracle centre, has been arraigned before an Akure magistrate’s court by the Department of Security Services (DSS) on two counts of felony and kidnapping.
TVC News reports that the cleric was arraigned on Monday, December 23, alongside six other defendants, Omodara Olayinka Margaret Oyebola, Grace Ogunjobi, Egunjobi Motunrayo, Esther Kayode and Peter Anjorin.
The arraignment of the defendants is in connection with the disappearance of a one-year-old boy inside his church in November.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that the cleric filed a N100m suit at the Federal High Court in Akure, the Ondo capital, against the DSS for illegal detention and infringement on his fundamental human rights.
The preacher recently found himself at the receiving end of angry youths who burnt down his church over claims that the remains of a missing one-year-old boy were found buried there.
The mob action reportedly led to the death of three people as well as the destruction of properties valued at millions, The Nation reports.
The pastor, who was reported to have been detained by the SSS after the incident, sought the order of the court to release him from the custody of the security agency.
In another report, the federal government has been accused of destroying Nigeria's reputation on the international scene following its alleged disobedience to court orders and disloyalty to the rule of law.
The claim was made by John Campbell, a former United State (US) ambassador to Nigeria on Thursday, December 19, as he made reference to the ordeal of Omoyele Sowore at the hands of the Department of States Service (DSS), Premium Times reports.
He expressed fears that the media in Nigeria will come under attack following the new tag of General given to President Muhammadu Buhari by a local online news media.
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