Rev. King Appeals Death Sentence Again
General Overseer of the Christian Praying Assembly, Chukwuemeka Ezeugo (aka Rev. King), has again lodged an appeal to the Supreme Court to reverse the death sentence passed on him by a Lagos High Court in Ikeja on January 11, 2007.
The clergy, who was sentenced to death by hanging for the murder of a church member, is appealing against the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Lagos which on February 1, 2013 affirmed the Lagos High Court’s verdict.
Justice Joseph Oyewole of the Lagos High Court had convicted and sentenced Ezeugo to death by hanging for the murder of Ann Uzoh, and attempted murder of five other devotees.
Ezeugo’s lawyer, Mr. Olalekan Ojo, told journalists that he had filed a five-ground notice against the decision of the appellate court which refused to reverse Oyewole’s judgment.
It would be recalled that Rev King was arraigned on September 26, 2006 on six counts of attempted murder and murder, was said to have poured petrol on six devotees for an offence which he classified as “acts of fornication,” and set them ablaze.
One of the victims, Uzoh, died on August 2, 2006, 11 days after the incident, as a result of the injuries she sustained from the incident.