The alleged wife beater and killer, Mr. Peter Nwachukwu the husband of the deceased gospel musician, Mrs. Osinachi Nwachukwu, is already getting served the full dose of the harsh side of the law.
He was previously charged with 23 counts of charges bordering on domestic violence, emotional abuse, culpable homicide, etc and some of the charges carry capital punishment. Peter during his court appearance on June 3rd, pleaded not guilty to any of the 23 count charges as he insisted that he didn’t kill his wife and that what killed his wife was cancer of the lungs.
One of the counts reads: “That you, Peter Nwachukwu, male, sometime between 14th November 2009 and April 2022 at Aco Estate, opposite police station, Lugbe, Abuja, FCT, within the jurisdiction of this honorable court, did commit an offense to wit: emotional, verbal and psychological abuse on Mrs. Osinachi Nwachukwu (deceased) by humiliating her and making utterances like ‘you are smelling,’ ‘you are mad,’ to her in the presence of her music crew members.”
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The best available option for Peter Nwachukwu since the evidence is stacked against him proving that he actually did carry out the acts of domestic violence and abuse on his wife which eventually led to her death which their children have witnessed and gave testimony confirming this is for him to plead guilty because when you admit to the commission of a crime you are being charged with and plead guilty, the court is tempted to become lenient with you and reduce your punishment and charge you with lesser punishment for the reason that you admitted to the commission of the crime or offense.
Mr. Peter Nwachukwu will, unfortunately, be sentenced to death by hanging which is the punishment for the offense of culpable homicide under the Nigerian laws and if he is lucky or has the best day in court he will be sentenced to life imprisonment as a lesser punishment.
Not to be subjudiced or judicially biased against the suspect, if during the trial Mr. Nwachukwu is able to provide evidence, countering the already gathered evidence to show he is innocent or that he did not kill his wife he will be let to walk free.
The case was adjourned to June 16 and June 17, 2022, but until then, the suspect is to be remanded at the Kuje prison.