Court of Appeal frees Akure Prophet Babatunde Alfa, accused of using a child for ritual.

The Appeal Court, Akure Division on Friday set aside the judgment of the Ondo state high court that sentenced Prophet Babatunde Alfa, popularly known as Prophet Sotitobire, the founder and director of the Sotitobire Miracle Church Praising Chapel.

An Ondo State High court had in October 2020 sentenced Sotitobire to life imprisonment over the disappearance of a one- year-old boy, Gold Kolawole in his church in 2019.

The cleric 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 judgment is insufficient to convict him.

He was subsequently discharged and acquitted.

Bisola Alfa, wife of Prophet Sotitobire had defended her husband, saying she was very sure he had no hands in the disappearance of Gold.

On the claim that her husband, on the day the baby disappeared in the church, gave out some prayer instructions that anyone who refused to close their eyes would not see December 2019, Bisola, said, “It is a blunt lie.”

Reacting in Akure, Prophet Sotitobire said he will not be celebrating now as he expects the case to get to the Supreme Court.

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