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Breaking: Rev. Chukwuemeka Ezeugo, a.k.a Reverend King To Die By Hanging

Base on a six-count charge of attempted murder and murder the General Overseer of the Christian Praying Assembly in Lagos Rev. Chukwuemeka Ezeugo, a.k.a Reverend King has been sentenced to death by hanging. The Supreme Court affirmed in Lagos today. Rev King had challenged the judgment of a Lagos High Court and the Appeal court sentencing him to death by hanging but the apex court presided over by Justice Walter Onoghen upheld judgement today.
King was arraigned on September 26, 2006. King pleaded not guilty to the allegation. He 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 Rev King 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 has now been thrown out by the Supreme court.

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