The founder of Sotitobire Praising Chapel, Akure, Ondo State, Alfa Babatunde, was on Tuesday released from the Olokuta prison.
Babatunde was discharged and acquitted on Friday, by the Appeal Court sitting in Akure, after being sentenced to life imprisonment by the state High Court over the missing of a one-year-old boy, Gold Kolawole, in 2019.
After his release, members of the church went into wild jubilation on the premises of the church located at Oshinle Quarters, Akure.
Babatunde told his church members that it was God that intervened in his matter, saying he was innocent of the allegation levelled against him.
He said, “I am now a free man. God pulled me out with mercy. I am delivered me from the walls of prison. He delivered me from false accusations. God delivered me from tribulation of envy.
“I was picked from the church straight to the prison. This tribulation started during a Sunday service. I have cried to God to expose all those behind the matter. No matter how powerful they are, Jesus will expose them. The blood and water in their body will begin to decay.
“Any man or woman involved in how I was sent to prison without doing the proper investigation will soon be exposed.”