The Supreme Court has okayed the convicted General-Overseer of the Christian Praying Assembly, Chukwuemeka Ezeugo, a.k.a Rev. King to die by hanging.
This verdict was unanimously arrived at on Friday with a seven-man panel of Justice of the apex court which was led by Justice Walter Onnoghen.
It will be recalled that Ezeugo was convicted and sentenced to death by hanging on January 11, 2007, for the alleged murder of his church member, Ann Uzoh. He 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.
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 incidence. Reverend King was convicted and sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for the attempted murder and death by hanging for the offence of murder.
He appealed the judgement but the Court of Appeal in Lagos struck-out Reverend King’s appeal against his death sentence.