The Federal Government has filed 23-count charges against Peter Nwachukwu, husband of the late popular gospel artist, Osinachi, before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory.
On April 8, the late gospel singer Osinachi died, allegedly of complications sustained after her husband assaulted her.
According to court papers filed on May 20, 2022, by Mrs. Yewande Gbola-Awopetun, Head, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, Department of Public Prosecutions of the Federation, Ministry of Justice, Mr. Nwachukwu was charged with culpable homicide contrary to section 221 of the Penal Code which is punishable with death.
“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 honorable court, did commit an offense 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 one read.
“Statement of offense: 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,” count two read.
No date has been fixed for the conclusion of the hearing.