••• Video evidence tendered, admitted as exhibit
The Department of Public Prosecution (DPP) has closed its case on the trial of Prophet Alpha Babatunde and others of Sotitobire Church in Akure.
The trial court sitting in Akure led by Justice Olusegun Odusola admitted as exhibit a video evidence by the 7th witness ,Olakunle Adedayo of DSS.
According to Olakunle statement before the court , confirmed involvement of the Service 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 electronic material recovered by DSS from the church media department was allege to contained two videos while the court also admitted the church register which confirmed Gold Kolawole’s name as number 87 on the children list.
The defence counsel sought for bail applications and unfreezing account of the first defendant Prophet Alfa.
The accused are all standing trial on a three-count charge including conspiracy to and abetting kidnap over the disappearance of Kolawole from the church in November 2019.
Justice Olusegun Odusola subsequently fixed June 15th,16 and 18th 2020 to enable the defendants open their case and tender counter evidence to exonerate themselves from the missing of baby Kolawole.