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Osinachi: FG files lawsuit against husband of Ekwueme singer, Peter

The Federal Government has filed a lawsuit against Peter Nwachukwu, the late gospel singer Osinachi’s spouse.

The Federation’s Attorney-General condemned Peter’s 23-count charge in Osinachi’s killing.

Sections 104 and 379 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act of 2015 were used to prosecute Peter.

Osinachi died on April 8 after reportedly being subjected to domestic violence by her husband.

Peter was detained after her death while an autopsy was performed.

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According to the National Hospital in Abuja, the autopsy results were sent to the police.

Peter has now been charged in the Federal Capital Territory’s High Court with culpable homicide, a crime punishable by death under Section 221 of the Penal Code.

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The case with charge number, CR/199/2022, was filed by the Head, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, Department of Public Prosecutions of the Federation, Ministry of Justice, Mrs Yewande Gbola-Awopetun.

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Count one 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.”

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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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