On Wednesday, April 20th, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, disclosed what is preventing Peter Nwachukwu, Osinachi’s husband from being tried in court amid allegations that he is responsible for his wife’s murder.
The IGP met with the Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Kedem Tallen, OFR at the force HQ in Abuja, and according to him, an investigation is still ongoing as well as Osinachi’s body was subjected to post-mortem examinations to determine the cause of death whose result they are awaiting.
Adding further, he said the late singer’s husband who is being held in their custody will only face trial if the post-mortem results point at him being involved in the death of his wife.
The main purpose of the minister of women’s affairs visiting the IGP is to address the fast-rising gender and domestic-based violence in Nigeria. The sudden death of Osinachi triggered lots of public reactions and reports say the family of the late gospel singer and manager had pointed to the husband, Peter Nwachukwu as being responsible for the death of his wife.
He claimed that the deceased’s husband was detained at their apartment in Lugbe, Abuja, by the FCT Command of the Nigeria Police Force, in whose jurisdiction the incident happened, at around 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 10, 2022. The suspect is presently being held at the FCT Police Command as investigations continue.
The IGP reiterated his commitment to ensuring that cases of domestic violence, sexual and gender-based violence, rape, and other social vices receive the utmost attention, and are committed to bringing criminals to justice in accordance with existing laws.