In a new development to the Osinachi Nwachukwu issue, the deceased’s husband Peter Nwachukwu who was fingered in her death owing to domestic violence, could face a possible death sentence after he was charged with 23 counts of culpable homicide.
According to the report, Mrs Yewande Gbola-Awopetun, the Head, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, Department of Public Prosecutions of the Federation, Ministry of Justice, filed the case with charge number CR/199/2022 before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, on May 20, 2022.
The powerful vocalist gave up the ghost that occurred on April 8 at the National Hospital in Abuja as a result of domestic violence. Osinachi Nwachukwu, it will be recalled was alleged to have died from health complications following years of assault.
The court charge 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.”
The second count reads “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.”