A few weeks ago, the world was hit with the sad news of gospel singer and ekueme hit maker Osnicahi Nwachukwu’s death. Upon the news, there were many assumptions surrounding her cause of death, eventually, it was revealed her husband was responsible for her passing and he constantly maltreated and abused her physically.
The late singer’s twin sister testified it was the husband who was responsible for her passing because of his constant beating and maltreating of her. One of the deceased kids also testified against the father, and eventually, he was picked up by the police for investigations to begin. Upon the investigation, Peter Nwachukwu has been hit with 23 counts of charges. He was charged under sections 104 and 379 of the Administration of criminal justice Act, 2015 by the Attorney General of the federation.
The Legal professional-Common of the Federation has filed 23-count culpable homicide- associated prices towards Peter Nwachukwu, the husband of late gospel artist, Osinachi, earlier than the Federal Capital Territory Excessive Courtroom.
Nwachukwu’s spouse died on April 8 and plenty of of her colleagues had referred to as him out for allegedly subjecting the deceased to home violence resulting in her loss of life.
After weeks of investigation, FG now plans to prosecute him for contravening Sections 104 and 379 of the Administration of Prison Justice Act, 2015, part 221 of the Penal Code and the Violence In opposition to Individual’s Prohibition Act (VAPP) 2015.
Among the counts (like culpable murder) recommends loss of life penalty, 1 12 months jail time period or wonderful ( VAPP Act), amongst others.
Verdict in court docket are guided by what the legislation recommends, presiding judges additionally rely on their discretion in deciding issues earlier than them vis-à-vis the submissions of legal professionals.
After information of Osinachi’s loss of life broke on the time, the Nigeria Police Pressure went forward to arrest him.
The Remaining judgment was handed on twenty ninth Might, 2022 because the Decide sentenced Mr. Osinachi to loss of life by Hanging.
A part of the costs learn:
“That you just Peter Nwachukwu, 56, male, on the eighth of April, 2022 at Aco Property, reverse police station, Lugbe, Abuja, FCT, throughout the jurisdiction of this honourable court docket, did commit an offence to with: culpable murder punishable with loss of life in that you simply brought about the loss of life of Mrs Osinachi Nwachukwu by your varied acts of violence and aggravated assault with the data that her loss of life could be the possible consequence of your acts.”
“Assertion of offence: Emotional, verbal and psychological abuse opposite to part 14(1) of the Violence In opposition to Individuals (Prohibition) Act, 2015 and punishable beneath the identical part of the Act.
“Specific of offence: That you just, Peter Nwachukwu, male, someday between 14th November 2009 and April 2022 at Aco Property, reverse police station, Lugbe, Abuja, FCT, throughout the jurisdiction of this honourable court docket, did commit an offence to wit: emotional, verbal and psychological abuse on Mrs Osinachi Nwachukwu (deceased) by humiliating her and making utterances like ‘you might be smelling,’ ‘you might be mad,’ to her within the presence of her music crew members.”
The defendant was charged with culpable homicide contrary to section 221 of the Penal Code which is punishable with death by hanging.
This decision comes after multiple confessions were made against him that of his children. In an interview, his eldest son revealed her father use to beat her mother and torture her. He further added that her father made them believe maltreating a woman is normal.
This punishment is there to serve as a deterrent to others.
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