Abuja – The federal government, through the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation, has filed a murder charge against Peter Nwachukwu, the husband of late Gospel singer, Osinachi Nwachukwu. Punch reports that Peter was charged under sections 104 and 379 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015.
The husband of the late singer is charged with the heinous crime with contravenes section 221 of the Penal Code. which is punishable by death.
The case was filed at the Federal High Court in Abuja by Yewande Gbola-Awopetun, the Head, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, Department of Public Prosecutions of the Federation, Ministry of Justice.
Counts one and two read respectively:
“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 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”.
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