Sotitobire: Court admits church register as evidence
An Ondo State High Court sitting in Akure has given more time for the State Department of public prosecution to provide more evidence in closing its case on the trial of the Founder of Sotitobire Miracle Centre.
Alfa Babatunde and six other members of his church are standing trial over the disappearance of a year old child Gold Kolawale on November 10, 2019.
The Court admitted in evidence an electronics gadget and attendance register collected by the DSS from the Sotitobire Church.
Appearing before the high court, the 7th and last witness for the department of public prosecution,Olakunle Adedayo of the DSS, informed the court that the involvement of the service was as a result of petitions by the Ondo State House of Assembly ,Human Rights Commission and other bodies which prompted its investigations on the missing child .
The Court admitted as evidence the church register where it was confirmed that Gold kolawole’s name was number 87 on the list of children .
Also admitted was a laptop recovered by the DSS from the Church’s media officer which allegedly contains two videos. The defence counsel later cross-examined the witness for more clarifications.
The Court also received two applications from the defence counsel which bothered on bail applications and the other challenging the propriety of freezing the account of the first defendant Alfa Babatunde by the DSS.
Justice Olusegun Odusola subsequently fixed June 15th,16 and 18th 2020 for DPP to bring more evidence to court regarding its case