The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Usman Baba, vowed to prosecute the spouse of late singer, Mrs Osinachi Nwachukwu, who allegedly died of domestic violence.
According to the statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on Wednesday, the IG made this known when he hosted the Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Kedem Tallen, in Abuja.
The Minister who visited police command alongside some members of the late singer’s family to know what efforts the police have put in place to ensure swift justice is dispensed, expressed the plight of women in Nigeria, particularly in relation to gender and domestic-based violence.
She stated that the case of famous gospel musician, Osinachi Nwachukwu, whose untimely death at the hands of her husband has caused public outcry.
In his reaction, Baba stated that the FCT Command of the Nigeria Police Force has arrested the deceased’s husband at about 5pm on Sunday 10th April, 2022 at their residence in Lugbe, Abuja.
He added that the suspect has been detained at the FCT Police Command even as investigations are still ongoing.
‘’The untimely death is heart-breaking particularly as information from sources close to the family and independent witnesses fingered her husband, Peter Nwachukwu, as being responsible for her death,’’ he said.
He further explained that command has approached the National Hospital, Abuja, for post-mortem examinations on the deceased to ascertain the cause of her death.