Prophet Babatunde Alfa, The founder of Sotitobire Praising Chapel in Akure, on Saturday, January 6, has approached the Appellate court to appeal his conviction over the disappearance of one year old Gold Kolawole in his church on November 2019.
On Monday, January 8 2021, Lawyers and journalists arrived in court of appeal sitting in Akure, Ondo state for the case filed by Alfa Babatunde, the founder of Sotitobire praying Center against his conviction by an Ondo State High Court.
The appeal is coming three months after he was convicted for complicity in the disappearance of one year old Gold Kolawole in his church in November 2019, the founder of Sotitobire Praising Chapel, Akure.
It was revealed that that a notice of appeal with 5 grounds by the prophet was first filed on November 5 2020 while an additional 12 grounds was filled on December 12 2020, making seventeen ground of appeal.
Prophet Alfa is contending among other things that the judge erred in law as the court lacked jurisdiction to hear the case while the DSS also has no powers to investigate the matter that should have been handled by the police.
Hearing for the motion on notice has been slated for today, 8th February 2021 at the appeal court in Akure.
Investigation also revealed that parties including the Ondo state ministry of justice are abreast of the development and ready to begin another round of litigation in one the most celebrated cases in the history of Ondo state judiciary.