Will He Be Hanged? Reverend King Will Know His Fate Today As The Supreme Court Decides

Published 3 years ago by: kacy lee
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at 26-02-2016 11:53AM (3 years ago)

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The Supreme Court will today, give the final word whether Rev. Chukwuemeka Ezeugo, alias Reverend King should be hanged for murder or whether he should spend some few years more in jail.  King, General Overseer of the Christian Praying Assembly in Lagos, is challenging the judgment of a Lagos High Court sentencing him to death by hanging. The apex court presided over by Justice Walter Onoghen adjourned till today to give judgment after listening to arguments from counsel to prosecution and defence in the matter. 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. Justice Oyewole is now a judge of Appeal Court sitting in the Calabar division. 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 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 was thrown out.  “I hereby rule that the prosecution effectively discharged the burden of proof on it. This appeal is devoid of any basis and accordingly fails. “The judgment of the High Court is hereby affirmed, and the conviction imposed on the appellant, (which is death by hanging) is also affirmed,” Justice Fatimo Akinbami who read the judgement held. The two other members of the panel of Justices, Amina Augie and Ibrahim Saulawa concurred with the lead judgement.  Again, Ezeugo not being satisfied with the verdict, approached the Supreme Court, and urged that the judgment be upturned.
 The apex court has now fixed the final judgment for today.



gogoman at 26-02-2016 12:08PM (3 years ago)
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mmmmmmm we dey wait the verdict
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Kemylad at 26-02-2016 12:13PM (3 years ago)
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In this matter only God judgement is perfect. Even if you escape manly judgement, you can't escape God's own. It's better you accept manly own, confess and repent so God can forgive you your signs. May run away from human judgement, where they can actially appeal, but when God judges you, with court you won go. Every evil we commit there's always punishment for it. It's either we stay away from evil and do good. Or we enjoy the punishment of doing evil.
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Haso112 at 26-02-2016 12:41PM (3 years ago)
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Hmmm, see matter.... Why did he pour petrol on those people? Na anointing oil be that ni? I no understand oooo....!
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zezprincess at 26-02-2016 03:35PM (3 years ago)
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He already know his fate,just that he is afraid to die.but he forgot so soon that he who kill by the sword ,die by the sword.
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kison at 26-02-2016 03:51PM (3 years ago)
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IN UR NEXT LIFE,be careful,be very very careful, CAREFULLLLLLLLL...............
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kp45 at 26-02-2016 05:08PM (3 years ago)
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Yes
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zoe61 at 26-02-2016 06:32PM (3 years ago)
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Nigerians are watching
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Trueyarn at 26-02-2016 09:35PM (3 years ago)
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Wetin nah court,make them go waste this beast joor.
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imaria at 27-02-2016 02:51AM (3 years ago)
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Rest in peace in advance
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dareper at 27-02-2016 08:18AM (3 years ago)
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For sure, they gonna hang him asap
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emma4love3 at 27-02-2016 08:56AM (3 years ago)
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let them pass it on him by execution through the way he killed his church memebers....no room for the wicked
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AmazingMarie at 27-02-2016 12:48PM (3 years ago)
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hmmmmmm what will this man do now.  that is why nobody should be intoxicated with power because it can easily change hands. i feel sorry for the Rev king
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ujmaria at 27-02-2016 12:53PM (3 years ago)
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He should be hang immediately
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SamShersingh at 27-02-2016 03:26PM (3 years ago)
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I know they will indirectly release him and give us photo shot of Reverend King, Ndi Oshi
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SamShersingh at 27-02-2016 03:27PM (3 years ago)
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I know they will indirectly release him and give us photo shot of HANGED  Reverend King, Ndi Oshi
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princedafe at 27-02-2016 03:59PM (3 years ago)
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Another SENSIBLE act
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Eazyatumeyi at 29-02-2016 11:04PM (3 years ago)
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hmm dis man ehn
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raynebee at 5-03-2016 09:35AM (3 years ago)
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like wah do I care
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charisVEC at 5-03-2016 10:12AM (3 years ago)
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Ie no concern me abeg
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