Angry youths in Akure, the Ondo state capital, have set ablaze the Sotitobire Miracle Church after the corpse of a one-year-old boy declared missing in the church in November, was allegedly exhumed from the church altar.
Recall that sometime in November, baby Gold Kolawole was declared missing in the church. He had gone to the church with his mother who dropped him off at the children’s department in the church but when she returned to pick him up after the close of church, he was nowhere to be found. The church workers were also unable to give her an explanation as to his whereabouts.
Alfa Babatunde, the founder of the church was arrested following the incident, and has been in the custody of the DSS.
This morning, the youths acting on rumors that the corpse of the child was allegedly exhumed from the altar, besieged the church and set it on fire.