The application brought by Peter Nwachukwu, husband of the late gospel singer Osinachi Nwachukwu, will be decided on October 17 by a Federal Capital Territory, FCT, High Court in Wuse 2.
Osinachi’s death on April 8, 2022, was reportedly the result of abuse at her husband’s hands.
The public outrage resulted in an arrest of Nwachukwu by the Nigeria Police Force, who then turned over his case file to the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation.
On June 20, 2022, the trial began, and the prosecution presented its case by summoning 17 witnesses to testify. As of March 10, 2023, the case was officially ended.
Nwachukwu pled not guilty when he was arraigned before Justice Njideka K. Nwosu-Iheme on 23 counts of homicide and domestic violence.
After that, he was transferred to the Kuje prison.
The authorities found no sign of trauma on the body and named “generalized organ pallor, bilateral leg swelling, fluid in the sac containing the heart” as the reasons for her death. Heart, lungs, and kidneys affected by tumor deposits. Fluid surrounding the lungs and a bloated heart make it difficult to breathe.
Thus, A. Aliyu, Nwachukwu’s attorney, submitted a “no case” motion on his client’s behalf.
Aliyu told the judge that Nwachukwu was cleared of murder charges thanks to the testimony of medical experts given by the prosecution.
Nwachukwu’s no case submission application was scheduled to be decided on by Justice Nwosu-Iheme on October 17 during Tuesday’s resumed hearing.