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Supreme Court Upholds Death Sentence On Reverend King


By Ganiyu Nasirudeen

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Supreme Court has affirmed the ruling of Appeal court, which sentenced to death, the General Overseer Of the Christian Praying Assembly, Rev. Chukwuemeka Ezeugo, also referred to as “Reverend King”.

King has been earlier convicted and slammed with death penalty by a Lagos High Court having been found guilty of attempted murder and murder in 2007.

The convicted, after, appealed the ruling, but again lost, hence approached the apex court to oppose the rulings of the two lower courts.

Justice Sylvester Ngwuta who read the leadq judgment Friday, held that Pastor King’s criminal offences could be likened to make believe “horror movie”.

It would be recalled the embattled Cleric was arraigned September 26, 2006 on a six-count charge of attempted murder and murder.

Pastor King was then accused of pouring petrol on a member of his Church (Late Ann Uzoh) and five others. Uzoh died August 2, 2006 – 11 days after the sad incident

Despite pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against him, he was convicted and was sentenced to death by Justice Joseph Oyewole of Lagos State High Court, Ikeja, on January 11, 2007.


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