Some neighbours of a Lagos-based pastor and the General Overseer of the Christian Praying Assembly, Rev. Chukwuemeka Ezeugo, alias Rev. King, have asked for his immediate execution. This is barely 24 hours after the Supreme Court affirmed that Rev. King must die by hanging. The landlords appealed to the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, to sign his death warrant to hasten the process. The neighbours who spoke on condition of anonymity said, the church has not impacted the community in any way.
A five-man panel of the Supreme Court led by Justice Walter Onnoghen, in its unanimous judgement, had on Friday dismissed the appeal by the cleric challenging the verdict of the Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal, which had affirmed the conviction and the sentence passed on him by the Lagos High Court. The Lagos State Government, in a statement on Friday through the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem, said the judgement affirmed the seriousness of the state government in fighting crime.Source:eReporter