The Ondo state high court sitting in Akure on Thursday began hearing of a case involving the founder of Sotitobire Miracle center, Prophet Alfa Babatunde and six others over the missing one year old boy in his church last year.
The defendants were all present in court including one Peter Anjorin who was at large when the case was first brought before magistrate court.
Prophet Babatunde and others however pleaded not guilty to three counts involving aiding kidnapping of the missing child charged against them.
Other defendants are Omodara Olayinka, Margaret Oyebola ,Grace Ogunjobi, Egunjobi Motunrayo and Esther Kayode.
All efforts by the counsel for the defendants, Mr Olusola Oke to ensure court granted them bail based on the applications earlier filed were unsuccessful as the Director of Public Prosecutions, Mrs Grace Olowoporoku told Justice Ayedun Odusola that the defendants counsel filed multiple bail applications that were difficult to replied.
Justice Odusola however asked Mr Oke to fine tune his bail applications pending the next court date so as to commence hearing of the bail applications.
He adjourned the case till 16 ,17 and 19 March for next hearing.
The prophet looked worried when he realized that he would have to be in Olokuta Medium Correctional center for the next 39 days (Roving Reporters).