The Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has said that the Command has approached the National Hospital, Abuja, for post-mortem examinations on late gospel singer, Osinachi Nwachukwu, to ascertain the cause of death.
The Police Chief made this known Wednesday, 20 April, 2022, when he received the Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Kedem Tallen, who paid a courtesy visit to the IGP in his office at the Louis Edet House, Force Headquarters, Abuja.
TheFact Nigeria reports that the Christian community across the country was thrown into a state of shock on Friday, 8 April, following news of the popular gospel singer’s untimely death, porpurtedly at the hands of her husband, Mr. Peter Nwachukwu, which then caused a public outcry.
The Minister, who, during her visit to the Police Force Headquarters, discussed amongst other things, the plight of women in Nigeria, particularly in relation to gender and domestic-based violence, pointed out the recent case of the deceased gospel artiste, and was interested to know what efforts the police had put in place to ensure swift justice was dispensed.
The Inspector-General of Police, while reacting, noted that the untimely death was 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, and that he is currently in detention at the FCT Police Command even as investigations are still ongoing.
The IGP further stated that it was in consideration of the sensitive nature of the case, and the need to get justice, and swiftly, that the Command has had to reach out to the National Hospital for an autopsy report.
IGP Baba, who stressed that the alleged act is condemnable in all ramifications as it is both illegal and immoral for one human to take the life of another in any manner contrary to the provisions of the law, 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.
The IGP told the Minister, who was accompanied on the visit by some relatives of the late Osinachi, that Peter Nwachukwu will be charged to court as soon as it is established that he was responsible for her death.