Rev King knows fate over death sentence Feb. 26
The Supreme Court sitting in Abuja yesterday fixed February 26, 2016 for judgment in the appeal filed by the General Overseer of the Christian Praying Assembly, Rev. Chukwuemeka Ezeugo (a.k.a Reverend King) challenging the judgement of a Lagos High Court sentencing him to death by hanging.
The apex court presided over by Justice Walter Onoghen adjourned for judgment after entertaining arguments from both the prosecution counsel and the defence.
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 senior counsel in the state, urged the court to dismiss the appeal and uphold the judgment of the lower court.
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.