The Lagos Government is set to execute inmates on death row in the state prisons, including the General-Overseer of the Christian Praying Assembly, Chukwuemeka Ezeugo, a.k.a Rev. King.
The State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Adeniji Kazeem, revealed the development at a news conference on Tuesday. He said the state Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode had given the instruction.
“Very soon, you will see the action of this government on that issues, we are reviewing the case on Rev. King and others on death row.
“Lots of people are on death row, Rev. King is not the only one on death row, it is on the instruction of Ambode that I visited the prisons recently and I discuss the issue with the prison officials and they expressed their concerns.
“We are moving in that direction of signing. The prison officials said we need to look at that seriously. Those on death row are beginning to think they have some rights. We are going to move in that direction, you will hear from me, but I will not tell you the exact date”, Kazeem said.
On February 27, 2016, the Supreme Court affirmed the death sentence passed on Rev. King by the Appeal Court.
The convicted cleric was arraigned before the Lagos High Court in Ikeja on September 26, 2006, on six counts of murder of a member of his church, Ann Uzoh, and attempted murder of five other members.