Court Dismisses Late Singer Osinachi's Husband's No-Case Submission


Justice Njideka Nwosu-Iheme of the Federal Capital Territory High Court in Wuse Zone 2, has dismissed the no-case submission filed by the husband of Osinachi, the late gospel singer, Peter Nwachukwu. 

Delivering ruling, Justice Nwosu-Iheme, held that the prosecution has established a case against the defendant. 

The federal government had filed a 23-count charge against Mr Nwachukwu over the death of Osinachi his wife 

After pleading not guilty, the judge ordered that the defendant be remanded at the Kuje correctional facility pending further hearing.

The prosecution had called 17 witnesses to testify during the trial, which commenced on 20tg June 2022, and ended on March 10, 2023.

Mrs 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.

The report listed the cause of Mrs 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”.

Following the report, counsel for the Mr Nwachukwu, proceeded to file a no-case submission, implying that Mr Nwachukwu had no case to answer.

The counsel said evidence presented by the medical practitioners exonerated Mr Nwachukwu from the allegations of culpable homicide and domestic violence.

He noted that the autopsy report confirmed that Mrs Osinachi died “solely as a result of outgrowth tumors, which resulted in cardiac tamponade, the primary cause of death and abnormal growth of tissue (cancer) which is the secondary cause of death”.

He prayed the court to discharge and acquit his client of all allegations.

However, the court dismissed the no-case submission and ordered the defendant to open his defence.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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