Chukwuemeka Ezeugo, popularly known as Rev King, was sentenced to death by the Supreme Court after being convicted of murder.
However, he has been gifted with 17 newspaper advert pages in ThisDay, by his church members and others who celebrated him.
Reports have it that he still holds massive loyalty and followership among his members even while on death row.
Reverend King, General Overseer of Christian Praying Assembly, Lagos State, who was sentenced to death in January 2007 for murder, indecent and sexual assaults and other atrocities in his church, was seen on the newspaper adverts celebrated as “daddy and god.”
The newspaper devoted 17 full colour pages to King being adverts carried by his church members, saying “His Holiness, the Most High Dr Reverend King live and reign forever in our lives in Jesus Christ name. Amen. We worship and adore you, our living God.”
“On the glorious day of his birthday, you are the light of the world which have (sic) come to stay, to lighten the lives of your true children. Sir, you are the reason why we are alive today,” another message reads.
King, from Anambra State, in 2006, became notorious in the country following the murder of a church member, Ann Uzoh.
The cleric was arraigned before the Lagos High Court in Ikeja on September 26, 2006, on six counts of the murder of Uzoh as well as the attempted murder of five other members. Thanks deceased died days later from injuries sustained after being doused by petrol allegedly by Rev King.