The Federal Government has filed a 23-count charge against Peter Nwachukwu, the late popular gospel singer Osinachi’s husband, in the Federal Capital Territory’s High Court.

According to reports, the late gospel singer died on April 8 of complications from injuries she sustained after he assaulted her.

Mr Nwachukwu was charged with culpable homicide contrary to section 221 of the Penal Code, which is punishable by death, according to court papers filed on May 20, 2022 by Mrs Yewande Gbola-Awopetun, Head, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, Department of Public Prosecutions of the Federation, Ministry of Justice.

Count one reads,

“That you, Peter Nwachukwu, 56, male, did commit an offence to with: culpable homicide punishable with death on the 8th of April, 2022 at Aco Estate, opposite police station, Lugbe, Abuja, FCT, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, 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 Reads,

“Statement of offence: Willfully putting a person in fear of physical injury, in violation of section 4(1) of the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act, 2015, and punishable under that section of the Act.”

The start of the hearing has yet to be determined.

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