The High court of Federal Government of Nigeria has filed 23 count charges against Peter Nwachukwu, the husband of late popular Nigeria gospel singer, Osinachi.
The late gospel singer died on April 8 allegedly from the beating and assault given to her by her husband.
According to the federal high 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 homicide offense contrary to section 221 of the Penal Code which is punishable with death.
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 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.”
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.”
No date has been fixed for the commencement of hearing.