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Supreme Court rules: Rev. King to die by hanging

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Supreme Court rules: Rev. King to die by hanging

The Supreme Court has affirmed the conviction and death sentence handed to the General Overseer of Lagos-based Christian Praying Assembly, Chukwuemeka Ezeugo a.k.a Reverend King.

He was first convicted and sentenced to death on charges of attempted murder and murder by the High Court of Lagos State on January 11, 2007.

He was found guilty of setting ablaze six members of his church in 2006, one of who died later from the effect of the fire.

The Court of Appeal, Lagos division affirmed the judgment of the High Court in its judgment on February 1, 2013.

Justice Sylvester Ngwutan who read the lead judgment of the unanimous decision of a five-man bench of the Supreme Court, noted that facts in the case was akin to what could found in horror movies.

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