A seven-man panel of justices of the apex court led by Justice Walter Onnoghen in a unanimousÂ judgementÂ today friday February 26,2016 upheldÂ the death sentence that was earlier handed to Ezeugo by the Lagos State High Court. Consequently, the court in its lead verdict that was delivered by Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, dismissed the appeal the convicted clergy lodged before it.
General Overseer of the Christian Praying Assembly, Rev. Chukwuemeka Ezeugo, a.k.a Reverend King Justice Ngwuta who noted that â€œthe â€Žfacts of the case could have been lifted from horror filmâ€, resolved all the 12 issues Ezeugo raised in his appeal.â€ â€œThis appeal has no merit.
The judgement of the court of appeal is hereby affirmed. The prison sentence that was earlier handed to the appellant is no longer relevant in view of the death sentence passed on himâ€, Justice Ngwuta held. It will be recalled that Ezeugo was convicted and sentenced to death by hanging on January 11, 2007, for the alleged murder of his church member, Ann Uzoh. He was arraigned on September 26, 2006 on a six-count charge of attempted murder and murder.