Peter Nwachukwu, the husband of popular late gospel singer Osinachi, has been charged with 23 counts of criminal charges before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
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Osinachi Nwachukwu died on the 8th of April after being assaulted by her husband, Peter. It was reported that Osinachi sustained a heart injury which left her on life support before for weeks before later giving up the ghost.
In an official paper filed by Mrs. Yewande Gbola-Awopetun, Head, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, Department of Public Prosecutions of the Federation, Ministry of Justice, the suspect involved in the murder of the singer, Peter was charged with culpable homicide contrary to section 221 of the Penal Code which is punishable with death.
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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 honorable court, did commit an offense to with: culpable homicide punishable with d€ath 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.”
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Count two “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.”