The Federal Government has filed 23-count charges against Peter Nwachukwu, husband of late popular gospel artiste, Osinachi, who died on April 8 after he allegedly assaulted her.
The case with charge number, CR/199/2022 was filed at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, on May 20, 2022, by the Head, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, Department of Public Prosecutions of the Federation, Ministry of Justice, Mrs Yewande Gbola-Awopetun.
He was charged under sections 104 and 379 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015, by the Attorney-General of the Federation with culpable homicide 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 death 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: Willfully 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.”
Osinachi, a lead singer at the Dunamis International Headquarters, Abuja, died after spending days at an undisclosed hospital in Abuja. After colleagues of the deceased accused Nwachukwu of beating her, the police arrested him.