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The husband of Osinachi Nwachukwu has been remanded in Kuje by the court

Osinachi Nwachukwu

On Friday, a Federal High Court, Abuja has ordered Peter Nwachukwu, the late gospel singer Osinachi’s husband, to be remanded in Kuje Correctional Centre.

Nwachuckwu was remanded in custody pending the outcome of the Attorney-General of the Federation’s alleged homicide case against him.

Following the defendant’s not guilty plea to the 23-count allegation of domestic abuse and homicide filed against him, Justice Njideka Nwosu-Iheme issued the ruling.

The judge also stated that the case would be heard more quickly.

She postponed the hearing to 12 p.m. on June 16 and 9 a.m. on June 17.

Nwachukwu was apprehended by Nigerian police after his wife died on April 8 as a result of widespread allegations by their children, family, and coworkers that he abused her and caused her death.

The crime he allegedly committed, according to the charge, is in violation of Sections 104 and 379 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) 2015, Section 221 of the Penal Code, and the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act (VAPP) 2015.

“That you Peter Nwachukwu, 56, male, did conduct an offence to with: criminal homicide punishable with death on the 8th of April at Aco Estate, opposite Police Station, Lugbe, Abuja, FCT, within the jurisdiction of this court, in that you caused the death of Osinachi N.

“This was caused by your various acts of violence and aggravated assault with the knowledge that her death would be the probable consequence of your act.

“Particulars of offence: That you, Peter Nwachukwu, male, sometime between  Nov. 14, 2009 and April 2022 at Aco Estate, opposite Police Station, Lugbe, Abuja, FCT, within the jurisdiction of this court, did commit an offence to wit: emotional, verbal and psychological abuse on Mrs Osinachi Nwachukwu (deceased).

“This was caused  by humiliating her and making utterances like ‘you are smelling,’ ‘you are mad,’ to her in the presence of her music crew members.”

The charge bordered on emotional, verbal, and psychological abuse, which is prohibited by Law 14(1) of the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act, 2015 and penalized by the same section.

Her song “Ekwueme” became a hit for the late gospel artist.

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