Reverend King to die by hanging, Supreme Court dismisses appeal


Rev. Chukwuemeka Ezeugo popularly known as Rev King: to die by hanging
Ayorinde Oluokun/Abuja
There is no reprieve for Rev. Chukwuemeka Ezeugo, a.k.a Reverend King over his death sentence for murder.
The Supreme Court affirmed today that he should die by hanging for murder.
King, General Overseer of the Christian Praying Assembly in Lagos, had challenged the judgment of a Lagos High Court and the Appeal court sentencing him to death by hanging.
The apex court presided over by Justice Walter Onoghen gave the judgement today.
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.
Justice Oyewole is now a judge of Appeal Court sitting in the Calabar division.
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.
Ezeugo was convicted and sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for the attempted murder and death by hanging for the offence of murder.
Dissatisfied, Ezeugo challenged the verdict before the Court of Appeal in Lagos, but the appeal was thrown out. …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper