The Federal Government has filed 23-count charges against Peter Nwachukwu, husband of late popular gospel artist, Osinachi, who died on April 8 after he allegedly assaulted her.
Recall the late singer died on April 8 allegedly from complications from injuries she sustained after she was assaulted by her husband.
The 42-year-old musician died after spending days at an undisclosed hospital in Abuja.
The defendant was charged with culpable homicide which is contrary to section 221 of the Penal Code which is punishable with death.
Count one reads,
“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 to 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.”
“Statement of offence: Wilfully placing a person in fear of physical injury contrary to section 4(1) of the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act, 2015 and punishable under the same section of the Act.”
No date has been fixed for the commencement of hearing.