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Reverend King’s Death Sentence Appeal Delayed

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Reverend King’s Death Sentence Appeal Delayed

Oct 27, 2011 – An attempt by Rev. Chukwuemeka Ezeuko (popularly known as Rev. King) to challenge the judgement of an Ikeja High Court, which sentenced him to death by hanging for murder, has been temporarily dismissed by the Court of Appeal.

The Court of Appeal, yesterday, dismissed King’s application after it found out that there were irregularities in his motion. The court pointed out that his application was not supported by the original notice of appeal and suggested that it would be better if the application was withdrawn and properly filed.

“We cannot take this application until we see the original notice of appeal,” the court said.

The court also said he had filed two different appeals, one dated June 23, 2008 and another December 1, 2010.

Presiding Judge, Justice Ibrahim Saulawa, adjourned the case till April 4, 2012.

King was sentenced to death by hanging, in January 2007, by Justice Joseph Oyewole of the Lagos High Court, Ikeja, for the murder of one Ann Uzor Ezeugo, a member of King’s church.

10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. onasoga kayode

    October 28, 2011 at 7:58 AM

    We have many more of these people in our society,only government can deal with ppl who hide under religion to perpetrate evil.

  2. atinuke

    October 28, 2011 at 8:10 AM

    Woh is da he devil still waiting for? Tot he has being executed all these months. May Rev. King rot in HELL!

  3. Emmanuel

    October 28, 2011 at 9:24 AM

    Dis man was a very gud man. Untill pride took control of him,but i pray dat God will grant him a second chance, may be he can can still be a vessle to be used in dis evil day our way are nt d way of god(isaha 55 vs 5)

  4. HARDEYSEXY

    October 28, 2011 at 10:17 AM

    HE DAT KILLED SHOULD ALSO BE KILLED.

  5. Dagogot

    October 28, 2011 at 11:47 AM

    I thought this man has already been long executed. Nawaho, this kind case no suppose get appeal.

  6. Fiona

    October 28, 2011 at 1:33 PM

    What gives anybody the right to sentence anyone to death? No human is able to create a life so why should we be allowed to decide who dies? Yes he may have killed but judgement belongs to God. Keep him in prison but do not kill him.

  7. Kenneth kenechi ikeogu

    October 28, 2011 at 1:45 PM

    May God help and save us from bad people in dis evil world,amen.

  8. Aco

    October 28, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    May God 4give him

  9. ijeoma

    November 6, 2011 at 3:33 PM

    did u say may god 4gv? he has to go n meet d devil himself in hell

  10. ylaa

    February 3, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    leave him in prison, so that you will go and get him out eh?

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