Osinachi’s husband ‘ll be arraigned if responsible for death, says IGP

Peter Nwachukwu, the late Osinachi's husband

Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Usman Alkali Baba said the husband of the late gospel singer, Osinachi, Peter Nwachukwu was still being held by police as investigations continued into the case.

The IGP disclosed.this when the Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Paullen Tallen paid a courtesy call on him on Wednesday at the force headquarters in Abuja.

A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said that the minister was accompanied on the visit by relations of the deceased singer.

He said the Minister discussed among other things, the plight of women in Nigeria, particularly in relation to gender and domestic-based violence.

Adejobi explained that the minister wanted to know the progress the police had made on the case and efforts put in place to ensure swift justice is dispensed.

The Inspector-General of Police, while reacting, noted that the untimely death of the singer “is heart-breaking particularly as information from sources close to the family and independent witnesses fingered her husband, Peter Nwachukwu, as being responsible for her death.”

He stated that the FCT Command of the Nigeria Police Force, in whose jurisdiction the incident occurred, arrested the deceased’s husband about 5pm on Sunday, 10th April, 2022 at their residence in Lugbe, Abuja.

The IGP said “the suspect is currently in detention at the FCT Police Command even as investigations are still ongoing.”

The IGP said that considering the sensitive nature of the case, and the need to get justice, and swiftly, the command had approached the National Hospital, Abuja, for post-mortem examinations on the deceased to ascertain the cause of death.

He added that the husband would be arraigned as soon “as it is established that he was responsible for her death.”

The IGP further stressed that the alleged act “is condemnable in all ramifications as it is both illegal and immoral for one human to take the life of another in any manner contrary to the provisions of the law.”

He reiterated the commitment of the Force under his leadership to ensure that cases of this nature including domestic violence, sexual and gender-based violence, rape, and other social vices are accorded utmost attention with a view to bringing their perpetrators to justice according to the provisions of extant laws.

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