A Nigerian pastor has been sentenced to life imprisonment over missing child in his Church.
Justice Olusegun Odusola of the Ondo State High Court has sentenced the Founder of Sotitobire Praising Chapel, Pastor Samuel Babatunde, also known as Alfa Babatunde, to life imprisonment over the disappearance of a one-year-old boy, Gold Kolawole, in his church.
According to reports, the one-year-old boy was declared missing on November 10, 2019, during church service at the children’s section of Sotitobire Praying Ministry located at Oshinle Quarters in Akure, the state capital.
The Pastor was arrested with seven other church members and were arraigned before a magistrate’s court on six-count charges.
The matter was later transferred to the state High Court.
Delivering his judgment in the case yesterday Tuesday, October 6, Justice Odusola said based on the evidence provided by the prosecution team, the clergyman and the five others were found guilty of two counts of kidnapping, and aiding and abetting to kidnap.
He thereafter sentenced them to life imprisonment.
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