The Inspector General of Police, (IGP) Usman Baba, on Wednesday met 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 signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, made available to the National Association of Online Security Reporters (NAOSRE), Baba said the late gospel singer’s husband, Peter Nwachukwu, is still in detention and has not yet been arraigned.
According to the statement, “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”.
“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 also interested to know what efforts the police have put in place to ensure that swift justice is dispensed.
“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.”