Following the Court of Appeal judgment, which overturned the life imprisonment conviction of the founder of Sobitobire Praising Chapel, Prophet Babatunde Alfa by an Ondo State High Court, the Prophet has finally left the Olokuta Correctional facility, Akure, the state capital.
While stepping out of the facility, Prophet Alfa, who rained curses on those behind his ordeal, stated that the blood and water in their body will decay.
The Akure division of the Appeal Court had on December 3, 2021 set free Prophet Alfa after faulting the circumstantial evidence upon which he was convicted over the disappearance of a one-year-old boy, Gold Kolawole in his Church in November 2019.
Prophet Alfa, who perfected all his exit papers from the prison on Tuesday evening, had been in prison since December 2019 when his trial started.
The Prophet, who looked more fresh and chubby, was received at the entrance of the correctional centre by his counsel, Akinyele Omoware, as well as members of his immediate family led by his wife, Bisola.
The Prophet, who was elated, said “I’m free, I’m now a free man. God pulled me out with mercy. I’m delivered from the walls of prison. He delivered me from false accusations. God delivered from the tribulation of envy.
“I was picked from the Church straight to prison. This tribulation started on 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. God I thank you, thank you Jesus.”
Meanwhile, members of the Sotitobire Praising Chapel have converged on the church in their numbers to give a rousing welcome to their prophet who has been in incarceration for almost two years.
Justice Olusegun Odusola of the Ondo State High Court had on October 6, 2020 sentenced Prophet Alfa to life imprisonment over what he described as his complicity in the mysterious disappearance of the 13-month-old boy in his church at Oshinle quarters, Akure.
Prophet Alfa, who was sentenced by the lower court alongside five workers of his church on a two-count charge of conspiracy as well as aiding and abetting kidnapping, had approached the Appeal Court to nullify the life imprisonment sentence.
Recall that trouble started for the Prophet following a petition to the Department of State Security, DSS, by parents of the missing boy who cried out that they could not find their son after dropping him at the church’s children department on November 10, 2019.
The situation reached its crescendo on December 18, 2019, when angry youths attacked and razed the church over rumours that the corpse of the missing baby had been exhumed from the church’s altar.
Ondo missing child: Blood of those behind my ordeal will decay – Prophet Alfa