Missing Child: Appeal Court Frees Prophet Sotitobire

The Appeal Court has freed Prophet Sotitobire.

Glamtush reports that the Court of Appeal sitting in Akure has freed the founder of Sotitobire Praising Chapel, Prophet Babatunde Alfa, who was sentenced to life imprisonment by an Ondo State High Court.

The court acquitted the Prophet of conspiring, aiding and abetting the disappearance of Gold Kolawole in his church.

Recall that an Ondo State High court presided over by Justice Olusegun Odusola in 2020 sentenced Babatunde and five others Omodara Olayinka, Margaret Oyebola, Grace Ogunjobi, Egunjobi Motunrayo and Esther Kayode to life imprisonment, having found them guilty of two charges.

They were sentenced to life imprisonment over the mysterious disappearance of a 13-month child, Gold Kolawole from his church in 2019.

Prophet Alfa then appealed the judgement of the High Court, asking the Court of Appeal court to nullify his life sentence conviction.

Delivering judgement on behalf of other judges, Justice Gamma Barka ruled that the circumstantial evidence the high court based its judgement on was not enough to convict him.

Justice Barka, therefore, discharged and acquitted Prophet Alfa of the offence.