The Court of Appeal sitting in Akure, Ondo State, on Friday set aside the judgment of the Ondo state High Court and set free the founder of the Sotitobire Praising Chapel, Prophet Babatunde Alfa.
Alfa was sentenced to life imprisonment over the disappearance of a one-year-old boy, Gold Kolawole, in his church in 2019.
The Sotitobire founder had asked the appeal court to set aside his life sentence conviction by the court.
The court ruled that the circumstantial evidence the High Court relied on was not enough to convict him.
Justice Gamma Barka, who read the judgment on behalf of other judges, subsequently discharged and acquitted Alfa.