Court sentences Prophet Sotitobire to life imprisonment over missing child

Court sentences Prophet Sotitobire to life imprisonment over missing child

- Almost a year after a child, Kolade Gold, was reported missing in the church, Prophet Babatunde Alfa of Sotitobire Chapel has been sentenced

- The prophet was handed a life jail term alongside five others who were found culpable of kidnapping

- Kolade's parents have not seen their child since he went missing in 2019

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The founder of Sotitobire Praising Chapel, Prophet Babatunde Alfa, and five others were on Tuesday, October 6, sentenced to life imprisonment after a one-year-old kid Kolawole Gold was declared missing.

The Nation reports that they were found guilty on a two-count charge bordering on kidnapping, aiding and abetting to kidnap.

Recall that the prophet was arraigned before an Akure magistrate court by the Department of Security Services.

The cleric was arraigned on Monday, December 23, 2019, alongside six other defendants. The arraignment happened shortly after the disappearance of the child inside the church in November 2019.

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A picture showing the prophet in his full regalia.
Photo source: The Nation
A picture showing the prophet in his full regalia. Photo source: The Nation
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Justice Olusegun Odusola, the sitting judge, said the circumstantial evidence against the accused people was proved.

It should be noted that some of the other defendants jailed were Omodara Olayinka, Margaret Oyebola, and Grace Ogunjobi.

The child was taken to the church by his parent last year and efforts to locate him have proved futile.

Meanwhile, reported that a Nigerian lady cried out for help after unknown gunmen kidnapped her sister, Abisola Ajayi, in Port Harcourt.

In a video filled with tears, the sister said that the armed men shot at them as they drove her sister off in a white Venza.

There have been wide calls for her rescue online as a Twitter handle known as Portharcourt Specials asked people with relevant information to reach out to them via the platform or through +234 803 945 6424.

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In other news, a 23-year-old Nigerian graduate, Alexander Nwogu, was shot dead in upper NW DC on Monday, October 5 by unknown gunmen.

Nwogu finished from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University also known as Virginia Tech five months ago.

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