The result of the autopsy on late gospel singer Osinachi Nwachukwu’s body has been released to the police. The Nation newspaper reports that the National Hospital, Abuja, which carried out the post-mortem, sent its findings to the police.
The Force Headquarters, in turn, forwarded the document to the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) office of the Attorney General of the Federation for legal advice.
The spokesperson of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) police command Josephine Adeh also acknowledged receipt of the autopsy report in a statement seen by Legit.ng
Part of the statement read: “The result of the autopsy is out and has been forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecution for vetting and possible prosecution.
The command, therefore, urges members of the public to exercise patience and trust in the process while due diligence is being observed in the pursuit of justice, as updates on the case will be communicated subsequently.
How Osinachi’s death sparked outrage across Nigeria. The untimely death of the famous gospel singer on Friday, April 8 was allegedly linked to the husband, Peter Nwachukwu.
Peter was said to have had a habit of pummeling his wife, even in front of their kids, at any given opportunity.
The report is expected to send Peter to jail, as the Nigerian government had earlier vowed to ensure he is prosecuted if found guilty.
The federal government had vowed that Osinachi will get justice even in death. Minister of Women Affairs Dame Pauline Tallen said this in a statement she personally signed and sent to Legit.ng on Monday, April 11.
Dame Tallen said Peter Nwachukwu, the husband of the late popular gospel artiste, will be prosecuted to serve as a deterrent to others, lamenting that the rise in cases of domestic abuse in the country is unacceptable.