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Osinachi: IGP reveals case progress as Minister laments plight of women

By Paul Michael, Defence Editor, Abuja

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba has revealed progress of the case of famous gospel singer, Osinachi Nwachukwu, who was allegedly killed by her husband, Peter Nwachukwu.

A statement by Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said IGP Baba, who regretted the untimely death of the singer, said the suspect has been arrested by the FCT Command of the Nigeria Police Force, in whose jurisdiction the incident occurred.

The IGP spoke while receiving the Honourable Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Kedem Tallen, on Wednesday at the Force Headquarters, Abuja.

He further revealed that the suspect would be charged to court after the cause of Osinachi’s death has been established. Adding that the Police has approached the National Hospital, Abuja, for post-mortem examination of the deceased, The Trumpet gathered.

Earlier, while speaking on her reasons for the visitation, Dame Tallen lamented the plight of women in relation to violence against women, particularly domestic based violence. She charged the Police to do whatever is necessary to ensure that justice prevails on the death of the famous gospel singer, Osinachi, who died on 8th April, 2022.

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CSP Adejobi said, “The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc(+), NPM, fdc, on Wednesday 20th April, 2022, received the Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Kedem Tallen, OFR, who paid a courtesy visit on the IGP in his office at the Louis Edet House, Force Headquarters, Abuja.

“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 Inspector-General of Police, while reacting, noted that the untimely death is 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. The suspect is currently in detention at the FCT Police Command even as investigations are still ongoing.

“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 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.

“He 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.”

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