Supreme Court decides Rev King’s fate today






The Supreme court might nowadays, deliver the final word whether or not Rev. Chukwuemeka Ezeugo, alias Reverend King need to be hanged for homicide or whether or not he have to spend some few years greater in jail. King, general Overseer of the Christian Praying assembly in Lagos, is difficult the judgment of a Lagos high court sentencing him to loss of life by using placing.

The apex courtroom presided over with the aid of Justice Walter Onoghen adjourned until nowadays to give judgment after taking note of arguments from counsel to prosecution and defence within the rely. Lagos kingdom lawyer fashionable and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem, who seemed before the ideally suited court docket alongside Mrs. Idowu Alakija, the Director of Public Prosecution and different Senior recommend within the nation, entreated the court to disregard the appeal and uphold the judgment of the decrease courtroom. Ezeugo became arraigned on September 26, 2006 on a six-matter fee of attempted murder and murder. He pleaded not guilty to the allegation but turned into sentenced to death by using the then Justice Joseph Oyewole of Lagos nation high courtroom, Ikeja, on January eleven, 2007 for the murder of one in every of his church members, Ann Uzoh. Justice Oyewole is now a choose of appeal court sitting in the Calabar division. The Lagos kingdom government had said that the convict poured petrol at the deceased and 5 different humans and that Uzoh died on August 2, 2006; eleven days after the act became perpetrated on her. Ezeugo became convicted and sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for the attempted homicide and dying with the aid of striking for the offence of homicide. Disappointed, Ezeugo challenged the decision before the court of attraction in Lagos, however the appeal became thrown out. “I hereby rule that the prosecution efficiently discharged the weight of proof on it. This enchantment is with out any basis and for that reason fails. “The judgment of the excessive court docket is hereby affirmed, and the conviction imposed on the appellant, (that’s dying by means of putting) is likewise affirmed,” Justice Fatimo Akinbami who study the judgement held. The two other members of the panel of Justices, Amina Augie and Ibrahim Saulawa concurred with the lead judgement. Again, Ezeugo now not being glad with the decision, approached the best courtroom, and advised that the judgment be upturned. The apex court has now fixed the final judgment for today.

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