IGP explains why late Osinachi’s husband, Joseph Nwachukwu is yet to be charged to court
On Wednesday, April 20, The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, revealed why Peter Nwachukwu, the husband of the late gospel singer, Osinachi, is yet to be charged to court
The IGP, made this statement during a courtesy visit by the Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Kedem Tallen, OFR, in his office at the Louis Edet House, Force Headquarters, Abuja.
During the visit, the Minister spoke about the plight of Nigerian women, especially in regards to gender and domestic-based violence. She also mentioned the case of the late gospel singer who died on April 8, after she was allegedly physically abused by her husband.
The Minister who visited the IGP in company of some of late Osinachi’s family members, asked to know what the police is doing to ensure justice is served on behalf of the late singer.
Reacting to the death of Osinachi whose demise triggered a public outcry, the IGP noted that the untimely death 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 at about 5pm on Sunday 10th April 2022 at their residence in Lugbe, Abuja. The suspect is currently in detention at the FCT Police Command even as investigations are still ongoing.
Reiterating his commitment to ensure that cases of domestic violence, sexual and gender-based violence, rape, and other social vices are accorded utmost attention, the IGP promised to bring perpetrators to justice according to the provisions of extant laws.