The court of appeal siting in Akure, Ondo state capital has set aside the judgement of the Ondo state high court that sentenced the founder of the Sotitobire Praising Chapel, Prophet Babatunde Alfa to life Imprisonment.
An Ondo State High court handed Prophet Alfa a life jail over the disappearance of one- year -old boy, Gold Kolawole in his church in 2019.
The Sotitobire founder had asked the appeal court to nullify his life sentence conviction by the court.
The court ruled that the circumstantial evidence the high court based its judgement is not enough to convict him.
Prophet Alfa was therefore discharged and acquited
Justice Gamma Barka read the judgement on behalf of other judges.
Meanwhile, the Sotitobire praising chapel in Oshinle Akure went agog when the news of the judgement filtered in.
Radio Nigeria reporter who was around the church premises said members had arrived early in the morning offering praise and worship and well as prayers for the judgement to be in favour of their general Overseer.
The atmosphere changed to that of a carnival when the news came in the Prophet Alfa had been set free by the Court of Appeal sitting in Akure.