The Federal Government has instituted a legal action against Peter Nwachukwu, the husband of late gospel singer, Osinachi.
The Attorney-General of the Federation slammed 23-count charges against Peter over the death of Osinachi.
Peter was charged in accordance with Sections 104 and 379 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015. Osinachi died on April 8 after allegedly suffering domestic violence from her husband.
Following her death, Peter was arrested while an autopsy was carried out.
The National hospital, Abuja said the result of the autopsy was released to the police. Peter has now been dragged before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, with culpable homicide, contrary to section 221 of the Penal Code, which is punishable with death.
The case with charge number, CR/199/2022, was filed by the Head, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Department of Public Prosecutions of the Federation, Ministry of Justice, Mrs. Yewande Gbola-Awopetun.
The federal government alleged that the defendant deprived the deceased of her personal liberty by restraining her movement and locking her up in the house.
More so, it accused the defendant of subjecting the deceased to emotional, verbal, and psychological abuse, contrary to section 14(1) of the VAP Act, 2015. FG told the court that investigations revealed that the defendant denied Osinachi access to her money for medication and household necessities, and thereby forced her into begging and borrowing.