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Missing Child: DSS Arrests, Detains Popular Akure Pastor

Valentine Chinyem

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Following petition filed against him on the whereabout of a missing child, Eniola Kolawole, the Founder of Sotitobire Miracle Centre, Akure, Ondo State, Alfa Babatunde, has been arrested and detained by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).

He was arrested on Tuesday afternoon after he was invited for questioning by the DSS at their office in Akure, the state capital.

The church is located at the Oshinle Quarters of Akure.

A source at the DSS office, who confirmed the arrest of Babatunde, said: “Pastor Babatunde was invited this afternoon to our office for interrogation after we got a petition about a missing child in his church.

“We had earlier contacted him through his lawyer but both of them were not cooperating with us.

“Fortunately, he showed up this afternoon after intense pressure, so we had to quickly swing into action by taking him to his house for a search.

“We also searched his church thoroughly.

“His case is being moved to Abuja for further investigation.”

Mrs Modupe Kolawole, the distraught mother of the missing child had accused Babatunde of being behind the sudden disappearance of her son during a special church program.

Recall that the one-year-old child was dropped at the creche section of the church by his mother during a service but went missing shortly before the end of the program.