The Federal Government has filed a lawsuit against Peter Nwachukwu, the late gospel singer Osinachi’s spouse.
The Attorney-General of the Federation has filed 23 counts against Peter for Osinachi’s death.
Sections 104 and 379 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015 were used to prosecute Peter.
Osinachi died on April 8th, reportedly as a result of her husband’s domestic abuse.
Peter was detained after she died, and an autopsy was performed.
The autopsy results were handed to the police, according to the National Hospital in Abuja.
Peter has now been charged with culpable homicide in violation of Section 221 of the Penal Code, which is punishable by death, in the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.
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.
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: 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.”
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