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Osinachi’s Husband Faces Death Penalty As FG Files Homicide Charges Against Him

Peter Nwachukwu was charged with culpable homicide contrary to section 221 of the Penal Code which is punishable with death.

The Federal Government has filed 23-count homicide charges against Peter Nwachukwu, the husband of late gospel singer, Osinachi Nwachukwu.

Osinachi’s Husband Faces Death Penalty As FG Files Homicide Charges Against Him

Osinachi Nwachukwu Husband

KanyiDaily had reported that Osinachi, who is known for her collaborative hit track “Ekwueme”, died at an Abuja hospital on Friday evening, April 8, 2022.

The 42-year-old singer was initially thought to have died of throat cancer but her associates claim it may be connected to an alleged assault by her husband, Peter Nwachukwu, who is now being investigated by the police.

Osinachi’s elder sister, Favour Made, had disclosed that the singer died five days after she was placed on life support following an assault by her abusive husband who kicked her in her chest during a recent attack.

Peter Nwachukwu was arrested by the police on Sunday, April 10, after Osinachi’s younger brother reported a case of culpable homicide against him in Abuja.

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Peter Nwachukwu Charged

The late singer’s husband has been charged under sections 104 and 379 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015, by the Attorney-General of the Federation.

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) police command charged the defendant with culpable homicide contrary to section 221 of the Penal Code which is punishable with death.

The case with charge number, CR/199/2022, was filed at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, on May 20, 2022, by the Head, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, Department of Public Prosecutions of the Federation, Ministry of Justice, Mrs Yewande Gbola-Awopetun.

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Count one reads, “That you Peter Nwachukwu, 56, male, on the 8th of April, 2022 at Aco Estate, opposite police station, Lugbe, Abuja, FCT, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, did commit an offence to with: culpable homicide punishable with death in that you caused the death of Mrs Osinachi Nwachukwu by your various acts of violence and aggravated assault with the knowledge that her death would be the probable consequence of your acts.”

Count two, “Statement of offence: Wilfully placing a person in fear of physical injury contrary to section 4(1) of the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act, 2015 and punishable under the same section of the Act.”

This comes a few weeks after Osinachi Nwachukwu’s autopsy report was released and the police transferred that case to the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) for legal advice.

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