By Bisi Longe
Justice Olabode Adegbehingbe of the Ondo state High Court sitting in Akure has ruled that the case against Dr.Lanre Olu-Adeyemi of Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba-Akoko (AAUA) and one Pastor John Abiodun before him will take the due process of prosecution.
The duo were facing prosecution for allegedly spreading false information that the founder of the C.A.C Promised Land Akure, Pastor Gbenga Akinbiyi buried placenta on his altar.
The Judge said criminal cases according to the constitution couldnot just be abruptly quashed without due prosecution of such, since the trial has begun.
The lecturer was charged on two count charge while the pastor was arraigned on seven (7) count ranging from conspiracy, publication of false news, perjury, impersonation, threatening violence amongst other.
Justice Adegbehingbe held and advised that the counsels should be ready to make due prosecution of the case, not to just at the mid of issue agreed outside the court room at settling the case out of court, without due prosecution.
The prosecuting counsel, Barrister Micheal Dare and the defence counsels, Barristers Adelanke Akinrata and Femi Emodamori agreed that the case be adjourned till 26th, 30th, March and 3rd of April, 2020 for proper hearing of the case.
Justice Olabode Adegbehingbe had earlier granted each of the accused persons with bail term conditions in like some with sum of five hundred thousand (#500,000) with their sureties who must have a landed properties in Akure, the state capital.
Counsels to the Promiseland Prophetic ministries, led by Barrister Tunji Osho was at the court for the matter.