Supreme Court Decides Reverend King’s Fate On Death Sentence February 26

The Supreme Court, on Thursday, fixed February 26 for
judgment in the appeal filed by the General Overseer of the Christian Praying
Assembly, Reverend Chukwuemeka Ezeugo, a.k.a Reverend King, challenging the
judgment of a Lagos High Court sentencing him to death by hanging.
The apex court, presided by Justice Walter Onoghen,
adjourned for judgment after entertaining arguments from counsel to prosecution
and defence in the matter.
Lagos State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice,
Mr. Adeniji Kazeem, who appeared before the Supreme Court alongside Mrs. Idowu
Alakija, the Director of Public Prosecution and other counsel in the state,
urged the court to dismiss the appeal and uphold the judgment of the lower

Ezeugo was arraigned on September 26, 2006 on a six-count
charge of attempted murder and murder.
He pleaded not guilty to the allegation but was sentenced to
death by the then Justice Joseph Oyewole of Lagos State High Court, Ikeja, on January
11, 2007 for the murder of one of his church members, Ann Uzoh.

The Lagos State government had said that the convict poured
petrol on the deceased and five other persons and that Uzoh died on August 2,
2006, 11 days after the act was perpetrated on her.

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