By Leke Adegbite
The ongoing trial of Prophet Babatunde Alfa of Sotitobire Miracle centre, Akure and five others continued on Tuesday at an Ondo state High Court sitting in Akure over the alleged disappearance of one year old boy, Gold Kolawole in November last year.
Our correspondent reports that Prophet Alfa himself was the first witness today, who defended himself and proved his innocence in the missing of the boy from his church.
He told the court some of the efforts he made to see to how the one year-old child would be found.
At the last sitting of the court on June 30, 2020, the traditional personal assistant to the Deji of Akure, chief Taiwo Fagite appeared as the 4th witness for the defendants in the case.
Fagite who was subpoenaed by the court, alleged that parents of the missing boy were not forthcoming
after they reported the incident until there were made to swear an oath at the Deji’s palace alongside 14 teachers in the church.
He said the Deji of Akure upon being briefed on the incident summoned both prophet Babatunde and the boy’s parents but only the Cleric showed up.
The 5th defence witness, Evangelist Funmilayo Ogunlusi, a cleric in the church said they had a vigil the day the incident occurred and a 9 day fasting and prayer by the ministers for the recovery of the child.
Justice Olusegun Odusola is still presiding over the case, as more Witnesses are expected to be called to give evidence in favour of the defendants.