FG denounces homicide charges against her husband


The federal government has filed 23 charges against Peter Nwachukwu, husband of late popular gospel artist Osinachi, who died on April 8 after allegedly assaulting her.

He was charged under Sections 104 and 379 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015 by the Attorney General of the Federation.

The accused was charged with culpable homicide in violation of article 221 of the Penal Code which carries the death penalty.

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

The 42-year-old musician died after spending days in an undisclosed hospital in Abuja.

Nwachukwu was consequently arrested by the police after colleagues of Osinachi, who was a lead singer at Dunamis International Headquarters in Abuja, accused him of beating her.

Count 1 reads: “That you Peter Nwachukwu, 56, Male, on 8th April 2022 at Aco Estate, Opposite Police Station, Lugbe, Abuja, FCT, within the Jurisdiction of this Honorable Court, have committed an offense with : culpable homicide punishable by death in that you caused the death of Mrs. Osinachi Nwachukwu by your various acts of violence and aggravated assault knowing that her death would be the probable consequence of your acts.

Count Two, “Statement of Offence: Willfully Placing a Person in Fear of Physical Harm contrary to Section 4(1) of the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act 2015 and punishable under the same section of the law. »

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