The husband of late gospel artist, Osinachi has been slammed with 23-count charges bothering on assault and domestic violence by the Federal Government.
VANTAGE NEWS had reported the death of Osinachi, who died on April 8 2022 after she was allegedly assaulted by her husband Peter.
Friends and colleagues of the 42-year-old Osinachi, who is a lead singer at Dunamis International Headquarters, Abuja, had called out the husband for being in the habit of beating and humiliating her.
The “Ekwueme” singer died after spending days at an undisclosed hospital in Abuja where she was being treated for injuries allegedly sustained from the violence by her husband.
Peter was charged under sections 104 and 379 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015, by the Attorney-General of the Federation.
He was charged with culpable homicide contrary to section 221 of the Penal Code which is punishable with death.
VANTAGE NEWS reports that the case with charge number, CR/199/2022, was filed at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, on May 20, 2022, by the Head, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, Department of Public Prosecutions of the Federation, Ministry of Justice, Yewande Gbola-Awopetun.
The first count 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.”