The Lagos state Government is set to execute inmates on death row in the state prisons, including the General-Overseer of the Christian Praying Assembly, Chukwuemeka Ezeugo, also known as Reverend King.
The State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Adeniji Kazeem, who made this known at a news conference today, said the development was at the instruction of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.
He said the state started reviewing the matter after prison officials complained of the highhandedness of some death row inmates who felt that they had certain rights which excludes them from being executed. He assured that, unlike previous administrations, Ambode will sign the necessary documents to execute those on death row.
Reverend King was arraigned before the Lagos High Court in Ikeja on the twenty-sixth of September, 2006, on six counts of murder of a member of his church, Ann Uzoh, and attempted murder of five other members.