Gospel singer Osinachi buried in Abia

The remains of the late gospel singer, Osinachi Nwachukwu, were laid to rest in Amakpoke Umuaku community in Abia state on Saturday.

Osinachi, known for her song “Ekwueme”, died on April 8, 2022 at the age of 48.

She reportedly suffered an internal chest injury as a result of alleged abuse by her husband.

Police arrested Mr Nwachukwu on April 11, after Osinachi’s younger brother reported a case of culpable homicide against him.

The father-of-four appeared in the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja on Friday where he was charged with 23 federal charges.

The case, with charge number CR/199/2022, was filed in the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, on 20 May 2022, by the Head, Sexual and Gender Based Violence, Prosecution Department of the Federation, Ministry of Justice, Yewande Gbola-Awopetun.

He was charged under sections 104 and 379 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015 by the Attorney General of the Federation.

The federal government alleged that the accused deprived the deceased of her liberty by restricting her movements and locking her in the house.

The prosecution also accused the defendant of subjecting the deceased to emotional, verbal and psychological abuse contrary to Section 14(1) of the VAP Act 2015.

The prosecution attorney alleged that Osinachi’s husband forcibly isolated and separated her from her family by preventing her mother and siblings from visiting her marital home.

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