Supreme Court upholds Rev. King’s death penalty sentence

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The Supreme Court this morning affirmed the death penalty sentence of the General Overseer of the Christian Praying Assembly in Lagos Rev. Chukwuemeka Ezeugo popularly known as Reverend King. Ezeugu is challenging the judgment of a Lagos High Court sentencing him to death by hanging.

Ezeugo was arraigned on September 26, 2006 on a six-count charge of attempted 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.

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