The Supreme Court has affirmed the death sentence passed on the General-Overseer of the Christian Praying Assembly, Chukwuemeka Ezeugo better known as Rev. King for the murder and attempted murder of some members of his church in 2006.
In his lead judgment, Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, said the facts of the case were “like what you see in a horror movie”. He added that the appeal lacked merit.
Rev King 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 (now Justice of the Court of Appeal) of the Lagos state high court, Ikeja, on January 11, 2007, for the murder of one of his church members, Ann Uzoh and attempted murder of five other devotees.
He was said to have poured petrol on the deceased and the five other victims and set them on fire thereafter.