The Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba has explained why Peter Nwachukwu, the husband of late gospel singer, Osinachi Nwachukwu has not been arraigned over the alleged murder of his wife.
On Wednesday, the police boss had a meeting with the Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Tallen and members of the late singer’s family in his office at the Louis Edet House, Force Headquarters, Abuja.
According to a statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi which was titled ‘IGP Receives Women Affairs Minister, Reveals Progress On Osinachi’ and made available to National Association of Online Security Reporters, NAOSRE, Usman Baba revealed why the late gospel singer, Osinachi Nwachukwu’s husband, Peter Nwachukwu is still in detention and has not been arraigned.
The IGP noted that Osinachi’s death was heart-breaking “as information from sources close to the family and independent witnesses fingered her husband, Peter Nwachukwu, as being responsible for her death”.
According to Adejobi, “The Minister discussed amongst other things, the plight of women in Nigeria, particularly in relation to gender and domestic-based violence. She pointed out the recent case of the famous gospel musician, Osinachi Nwachukwu, whose untimely death at the hands of her husband on 8th April, 2022 has caused public outcry.
“The Minister who was accompanied by some members of the late singer’s family, was equally interested to know what efforts the police have put in place to ensure swift justice is dispensed,” the statement read in part.
The statement added, “The IGP further emphasized that considering the sensitive nature of the case, and the need to get justice, and swiftly, the command has approached the National Hospital, Abuja, for post-mortem examinations on the deceased to ascertain the cause of death and her husband will be charged to court as soon as it is established that he was responsible for her death.
“The Inspector-General of Police reiterated the commitment of the Force under his leadership to ensuring that cases of this nature including domestic violence, sexual and gender-based violence, rape, and other social vices are accorded utmost attention with a view to bringing their perpetrators to justice according to the provisions of extant laws.”