The High court in Akure has sentenced Prophet Soritobire, founder of Sotitobire Miracle Centre, Akure, Ondo State, to life imprisonment over his involvement in the disappearance of a one-year-old Gold Kolawole in his church.
The little child went missing on November 10 last year during a Sunday service after his mother, Modupe Kolawole, dropped him at the children’s unit of the church.
Prophet Sotitobire whose real name is Prophet Alfa Babatunde was jailed alongside six other defendants including Omodara Olayinka, Margaret Oyebola, Grace Ogunjobi, Egunjobi Motunrayo, Esther Kayode and Peter Anjorin.
Justice Olusegun Odusola condemned in strong terms the complicity, compromise and lackadaisical attitude of the Ondo State Police command after Kolawole went missing, an incident that led to the burning of the church.
Prophet Babatunde was arrested on December 10, 2019 by the Department of the State Services following a petition by parents of the missing child.