Osinachi Nwachukwu and husband

Usman Alkali Baba, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) has explained why Peter Nwachukwu, the husband of late gospel singer, Osinachi Nwachukwu, is yet to be arraigned in court.


The IGP made this revelation during a courtesy visit by the Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Kedem Tallen, OFR, to his office at the Louis Edet House, Force Headquarters, Abuja on Wednesday, April 20th.

During the visit, the Minister spoke about the plight of Nigerian women, especially in regards to gender and domestic-based violence. She also mentioned the case of the late gospel singer who died on April 8, after she was allegedly physically abused by her husband.

gospel singer, Osinachi Nwachukwu and her husband

The Minister who visited the IGP in company of some of late Osinachi’s family members, then asked to know what the police is doing to ensure justice is served for the singer’s untimely death.

Osinachi Nwachukwu's husband

In response, the IGP stated that the singer’s death is heartbreaking, particularly because her husband, Peter, has been accused by her family and other close sources of causing her death.

He however pointed out that the suspect was arrested on Sunday, April 10, at his residence in Lugbe, Abuja, and is currently in police custody at the FCT Police Command as they continue to investigate the controversial case.

The IGP added that the command has approached the National Hospital, Abuja, to conduct a post-mortem examination on the deceased to unravel the real cause of her death and if her husband is found culpable for her death, he will be charged to court swiftly.