Prophet Alfa of the Sotitobire church who is standing on trial before the State High Court in Akure, Ondo State has reportedly used his wife as a witness on Thursday over the case of a missing child named Gold Kolawole from the children’s department of the Church’s children department.
Olusola Oke who is the Prophet Alfa’s Counsel announced during defence that has 20 witnesses who will give testimony for him and six other defendants that will absolve them of complicity in the missing of Gold Kolawole. But Justice Adekola Olawoye who is the lead Prosecutor and also the Commissioner for Justice in Ondo State said that the prosecution will not tolerate any attempt to waste time.
However, three of the witnesses were then listed to go through examination and cross examination on the first day of defence. Evangelist Bisola Alfa who is the wife of the Prophet was the first witness to give testimony.
Evangelist Bisola said that her husband showed concern and also took action to find the missing boy before he became a guest of the DSS as against the claim that he did not show concern.
She also said that she had always put her wards in the children department of the church but the statement of the head of children department, and that of the 3rd defendant Mrs. Margaret Oyebola all stated otherwise.
Bisola stated that her husband has never told her that he suspected anybody of complicity in the case contrary to what her husband already tendered as exhibit he in which the husband said that he suspected the 4th defendant, Grace Ogunjobi of a foul-play in the incident.
Pastor Oluwasiji Olaniyi who was a pastor in the church and a second witness said that they all prayed in the church overnight on that day which Gold got missing.
Speaking further, Oluwasiji said that on the following day, Prophet Alfa confronted Gold’s father and accused him of knowing the whereabouts of his son and that it was what made his wife to flare up and vowed to stab Prophet Alfa if he does not produce the toddler. The case however, has been adjourned till Monday for continuation of defence.