Information reaching the front desk of Ghnewsfile indicates that the husband of the late Gospel artist Osinachi Nwachukwu, Peter, has been sentenced to death by hanging.
According to reports, the Federal Government has filed 23 counts of charges against Peter Nwachukwu in connection with the death of his wife, who died on April 8, 2022, after he allegedly assaulted her.
The Attorney-General of the Federation charged him with violating sections 104 and 379 of the 2015 Administration of Criminal Justice Act.
The defendant was charged with culpable homicide, which is punishable by death under Section 221 of the Penal Code.
Mrs. Yewande Gbola-Awopetun, the Head, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, Department of Public Prosecutions of the Federation, Ministry of Justice, filed the case with charge number CR/199/2022 at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, on May 20, 2022.
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 honorable court, did commit an offense 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.”
Count two, “Statement of offense: Willfully 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.”