May 23, 2024

Late gospel singer, Osinachi husband escapes from Kuje Prison during terrorists’ attack


Peter Nwachukwu, the husband of the late gospel singer, Osinachi, has reportedly escaped from the Kuje Correctional Centre in Abuja, the nation’s capital during last Tuesday’s terrorists’ attack on the Kuje Correctional Centre in Abuja, SaharaReporters reports.

The Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram, known as the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) had in a video claimed responsibility for the attack.

In the video, the terrorist sect showed some of its men were shooting their way into the facility.

According to the Nigerian government, 879 inmates escaped from the facility during the unfortunate attack.

Multiple security sources on Tuesday confirmed to SaharaReporters that the husband to the late gospel singer was among the escaped inmates.

“During our roll call yesterday, we discovered that the husband of the late gospel singer was missing,” a senior prison official told SaharaReporters.

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Wuse had on June 3 remanded Nwachukwu at the Kuje Correctional Facility, pending the hearing and determination of the homicide-related suit instituted against him by the Attorney General of the Federation.

His wife died on April 8 and many of her colleagues had accused her husband of subjecting the deceased to domestic violence, leading to her death.

Nwachukwu was alleged to have kicked Osinachi in the chest, leading to a blood clot that eventually killed her.

Singer, Frank Edwards, also disclosed that an “unreasonable human” put an end to her life.

There are reports that Osinachi refused to leave the marriage despite domestic violence because of her commitment to the church.

Afterwards, the police arrested Nwachukwu and he was charged in court.

The government claimed that he contravened Sections 104 and 379 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015; Section 221 of the Penal Code; and the Violence Against Person’s Prohibition Act  2015.

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