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Husband of singer Osinachi faces homicide charges and could face the death penalty.

Husband of singer Osinachi faces homicide charges and could face the death penalty.

Before the Federal Capital Territory High Court, the Federal Government of Nigeria has filed 23 counts of charges against Peter Nwachukwu, the late popular gospel performer Osinachi.

The late gospel singer died on April 8 as a consequence of complications from injuries she sustained after he assaulted her, according to reports.

Mr Nwachukwu was charged with culpable homicide in violation of section 221 of the Penal Code, which is punishable by death, according to court documents 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.

“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,”

“Statement of offence: Wilfully placing a person in fear of physical injury, pursuant to section 4(1) of the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act, 2015, and punishable under the same section of the Act,” reads count two.

The start of the hearing has yet to be determined.

Sister Osinachi, known for her song “Ekwueme,” died on Friday, April 8 after a severe beating by her husband. She had been on life support for the past two months.

Sister Osinachi was featured in a number of popular gospel songs before her death, including “Nara Ekele” by Pastor Paul Enenche (Dunamis, Abuja), “Ekwueme” by Prospa Ochimana, and many more.

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