The Court of Appeal sitting in Akure the capital of Ondo State on Friday set aside the judgment of the Ondo state high court that sentenced the founder of the Sotitobire Praising Chapel, Alfa Babatunde to life imprisonment.
Recall that the high court sitting in Akure on Tuesday, 6th October 2020, sentenced Babatunde Alfa to life imprisonment in the case of a child that went missing, Gold Kolawole in his church last year.
The prophet was found guilty alongside five others on two-count charges bordering on kidnapping, aiding and abetting to kidnap preferred against them.
Justice Olusegun Odusola who presided over the case of a one-year-old child, Gold Kolawole who went missing from the prophet’s church in 2019, found the accused guilty of charges preferred against them.
Meanwhile, on Friday, December 3, 2021, the founder of Sotitobire appeared before the court of appeal, pleading that the court should nullify his life sentence conviction.
The court ruled that the circumstantial evidence the high court based its judgment on is not enough to convict him.
He was therefore discharged and acquitted.
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