The Federal Government has filed a 23-count charges against Peter Nwachukwu, the husband of late famous gospel artiste, Osinachi Nwachukwu.
Osinachi Nwachukwu died on April 8, 2022, at a hospital in Abuja, after her husband allegedly battered her.
He was charged by the Attorney-General of the Federation under sections 104 and 379 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015, and for culpable homicide contrary to section 221 of the Penal Code which is punishable with death.
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, Mrs. Yewande Gbola-Awopetun.
One of the counts 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.”
Another read, “Statement of offence: Emotional, verbal and psychological abuse contrary to section 14(1) of the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act, 2015 and punishable under the same section of the Act.
“Particular of offence: That you, Peter Nwachukwu, male, sometime between 14th November 2009 and April 2022 at Aco Estate, opposite police station, Lugbe, Abuja, FCT, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, did commit an offence to wit: emotional, verbal and psychological abuse on Mrs. Osinachi Nwachukwu (deceased) by humiliating her and making utterances like ‘you are smelling,’ ‘you are mad,’ to her in the presence of her music crew members.”
It would be recalled that in April, FCT Police Command forwarded the result of the autopsy carried out on the deceased to the Director of Public Prosecution for vetting and possible prosecution.
The Police also assured members of the public that due diligence is being observed in the pursuit of justice.
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