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An Ondo State High Court sitting in Akure today awarded more time for the Ondo State Department of public prosecution (DPP) to tender more evidences in closing its case on the trial of Alfa Babatunde and six others over the disappearance of a year old child Gold Kolawale on November 10 2019.
The Court at today’s sitting, admitted in evidence an electronics gadget and attendance register collected by the DSS from the Sotitobire Church.
Appearing before the high court was the 7th and last witness for the department of public prosecution, Olakunle Adedayo of the DSS, informed the court that the involvement of the Service was 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 Court admitted as evidences the church register where it was confirmed that Gold kolawole’s name was number 87 on the list of children and also a laptop recovered by the DSS from the Church’s media officer which allegedly contains two videos.
The defence counsel later cross-examined the witness for more clarifications.
The Court also rejected two applications from the defence counsel which bordered on bail and the other challenging the propriety of freezing the five bank account of the first defendant Alfa Babatunde by the DSS.
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.