A High Court sitting in Abuja, on Friday, remanded Peter Nwachukwu, husband of the late gospel singer, Osinachi, at the Kuje prison, pending the hearing and determination of the homicide-related suit filed against him by the Attorney General of the Federation.
Justice N.K. Nwosu-Iheme, gave the order after the suspect pleaded not guilty to 23 counts bordering on domestic violence and homicide, among others.
The judge ordered that the suspect be remanded at the correctional facility, while trial was adjourned to June 16 from 12pm and June 17 by 9am.
“The business for today is for arraignment, accelerated hearing is hereby ordered,” declared Justice Nwosu-Iheme.
“Defendant should be remanded in Kuje Correctional Facility pending the hearing and determination of this suit,” she said.
Osinachi died on April 8 and many of her colleagues had accused Nwachukwu of subjecting the deceased to domestic violence.