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Rev. King To Die By Hanging For Killing Church Member

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Rev. King To Die By Hanging For Killing Church Member

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Feb 2nd, 2013 – Killer Rev. King To Die By Hanging For Killing Church Member

According to PMnews, a Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, Friday affirmed the judgement of a Lagos High Court delivered on 11 January, 2007 that the General Overseer of Christian Praying Assembly, Chukwuemeka Ezeugo (alias Rev. King) should die by hanging for the murder of Ann Uzoh, one his church members.

The lead judgement read by Justice Fatima Akinbami and supported by two other judges, Ibrahim Salauwa and Amina Augie, resolved all the grounds of the appeal against Rev. King.

In the grounds of the appeal filed by the appellant, his counsel, Olalekan Ojo, contended that the deceased, before her death, said Rev King had nothing to do with her death.

Ojo, in his evaluation of evidence, argued that there were contradictions in the evidences given by the witnesses.

Moreso, the appellant, through the case, proved the alibi that he was not at the scene of the incident.

However, all the grounds of the appeal were resolved against Rev. King because the judge said the witnesses gave evidences of how the victim was killed, especially the evidences from the 10 prosecution witnesses.

Some of the witnesses said that Rev. King ordered one of them to bring matches and ordered another to pour petrol on the victim before he set her on fire.

Another witness stated that Rev. King looked for the matches himself before setting fire on the victim.

However, all the witnesses unanimously stated that the victim was set on fire by Rev. King. Therefore, the judge said: “the contradictions in the evidences of the witnesses are not substantial in fact and material.

“The most important thing was that the essential ingredient of murder is the intention to kill. All the witnesses gave evidences of how Ann was burnt to death on 2 August, 2006. Twenty exhibits were gathered.”

In conclusion, Justice Akinbanmi said: “the evidences against the appellant were overwhelming and damaging. Therefore, all the grounds of appeal were resolved against the appellant. The judgement of the Lagos High Court delivered on 11 January, 2007 is upheld and affirmed.

Justice Akinbanmi said it is sad that the appellant, a religious leader, who is supposed to give succour to people and be a living example can do this type of a thing by giving people stone instead of bread, scorpion instead of fish. Rev. King had on Monday 5 November, 2012, urged the Court of Appeal in Lagos to quash his conviction and death sentence.

He was sentenced to death by a Lagos State High Court, Ikeja, on 11 January, 2007 for the murder of Ann Uzoh.

The convict urged the court to take his appeal, saying the lower court, presided over by Justice Joseph Oyewole, erred in law in many respects and miscarried justice on the matter.

At the hearing of the appeal, counsel to Ezeugo, Mr Olalekan Ojo, adopted the appellant’s brief and his reply.

The respondent, Lagos State Government, represented by its Solicitor-General, Mr Lawal Pedro (SAN), also adopted its brief.

Ezeugo was arraigned on 26 September 2006 on a six-count charge of attempted murder and murder but he pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

The prosecutor had said that the convict poured petrol on the deceased and five other persons and that Ann died on 2 August 2006 , 11 days after the act was done to her.

Counsel to Ezeugo had filed a notice of appeal on 16 January 2007, containing 16 grounds of appeal against the judgment.

On 10 June 2008, the Court of Appeal granted him leave to argue the additional 16 grounds of appeal through an amended notice of appeal filed on 15 June, 2008.

24 Comments

24 Comments

  1. Nwas

    February 2, 2013 at 7:40 PM

    This report failed to state what led to the crime or what the victim did.

    • ochsob

      February 3, 2013 at 5:27 AM

      it is a pity u dnt follow some stories,it happened some time back in Lagos when d rev. Killed his members by burning them as an act of descipline.he neva denied it but said it was an instruction from God.he was having an affair wit d lady n discovd dat some1 else was visiting his vanyrd.

      • ochsob

        February 3, 2013 at 5:29 AM

        moreso he said he is christ on earth again

      • Nwas

        February 3, 2013 at 6:39 AM

        Thanks for the updates.

  2. Jerry

    February 2, 2013 at 7:48 PM

    He who kill by d gun shall also die by gun

  3. henry

    February 2, 2013 at 7:54 PM

    he is evil. he should die

  4. Abdullahi Yusuf

    February 2, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    Na waoo 4 those mascurade who claim to be m**iahs.. Anywhere, is nt dia fault, bt dia followers who lack adequate analytical ability 4 themselves bt blindly and ignorantly follow those businessmen in d name of ‘*******’. Hmmm it’s a pity..

  5. Adesanya adedotun

    February 2, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    The judge must not reverse the judgement.so dat the rest pastor must learn through Rev king.

  6. Kay

    February 2, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    he is a christian terrorist. simple as that

  7. obembe olusola

    February 2, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    He is not a man of God

  8. William

    February 2, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    Rev. king should not die only by hanging but burn also.

  9. mudasiru kayode

    February 2, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    Shame on you and your family…

  10. Samson

    February 2, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    judgement is of the Lord

  11. Raymond Amaefune

    February 2, 2013 at 11:27 PM

    This world is bcomin another thing

  12. Pender teg michael

    February 2, 2013 at 11:43 PM

    Judge not that ye be not judged (MATH 7:1)lets give him a chance,the problem is that,It is not all Pastor’s that a suppose to be general overseer ,some are meant to be followers.

  13. Mike

    February 3, 2013 at 1:27 AM

    Watz all d delay all about,let dem hang dat beast,cus one day we ll wake nd hear dat he has been discharge 4rm court

  14. Rita

    February 3, 2013 at 4:29 AM

    Since how many years, i beg i no want to hear anything again than say he don die. What’s all this delay all about?

  15. 2nas

    February 3, 2013 at 6:15 AM

    What a crazy world where crazy things happen. What lesson 4 both pastors and miracle seekers. Pls note that there ar eggs and there ar eggs.

  16. Ambrose

    February 3, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    By mere looking at d Rev.,one will know that he is not of God,look at his bushy bearrs.

  17. Ziklag

    February 3, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    Laws are the wax that keeps the flames of evil burning.Love is the wind that quenches evil by destroying the law. When criminals don’t get the judgement they deserve, evil gradually looses its power.Implementing God’s will of love on Earth progressively eliminates evil like a candle in the wind.Love is good…Conquer evil with good.

  18. Peter

    February 3, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    Dis judgement should nt be delayed. D next tin we want 2 hear is dat rev king d antichrist has bin killed so dat oda pastors will learn.

  19. justice

    February 3, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    i think this man sholud, face the law justice must be don. this man call rev kings is evil.he is more les a worker of iniquity is doom day awaits im.?

  20. Ogoo

    February 3, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    Wages of sin is death so may God’s will be done thatz all.

  21. Promise somadina

    March 12, 2013 at 4:29 PM

    Wat i want to say is that this man by name REV CHUKWUEMEKA EZEUGO A.K.A REV KING 4rm my own side of view he is remorseful nd i dont see any reason y he should be molested nd judged this way yes he might be GUILTY of d charges against him but there has neva been any surprised prove all are jst made up of action which i will plead d court of justice or dat of appeal to temper his case wit mercy. THANK YOU!

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