The Federal Capital Territory High Court Abuja, has dismissed the no-case submission filed by Peter Nwachukwu, the husband of the late gospel singer, Osinachi Nwachukwu.
Delivering ruling today, Justice Nwosu-Iheme held that the prosecution has established a case against the defendant.
The Federal Government had filed a 23-count charge against Nwachukwu over the death of Osinachi,
after pleading not guilty, the judge ordered that the defendant be remanded at the Kuje correctional facility pending further hearing.
Osinachi, who passed away on April 8, 2022, was initially thought to have died of throat cancer, but family and friends claimed her death was connected to assault by her husband who was later arrested.
The National Hospital in Abuja later issue an autopsy, which stated that there was no mark of violence on the deceased but listed the cause of Osinachi’s death to include “generalised organ pallor; bilateral leg swelling; fluid in the sac containing the heart; tumour deposits in and on the heart, lungs, kidneys; massively enlarged heart and fluid around the lungs which restrict breathing.