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 Late Gospel Singer’s Husband Peter Nwachukwu Among Kuje Prison Attack Escapees-NCoS
July 13, 2022

Late Gospel Singer’s Husband Peter Nwachukwu Among Kuje Prison Attack Escapees-NCoS

The Nigerian Correctional Services has revealed that Husband of the late gospel singer, Osinachi, Peter Nwachukwu, was one of those who escaped during last Tuesday’s terrorist attack on the Kuje Medium Security Correctional Centre in Abuja.

According to the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS), 879 inmates escaped from the facility during the night attack.

“A total of 879 inmates escaped from the facility during the unfortunate attack.

“As at the time of this report, 443 have been recaptured, 551 inmates are currently in custody, 4 inmates dead and 16 inmates sustained various degrees of injuries and are being treated at the moment.

“However, efforts are ongoing to recapture all fleeing inmates,” spokesperson for the Nigerian Correctional Service, Umar Abubakar, had said.

According to SaharaReporters, multiple security sources on Tuesday confirmed that the husband of 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 said.

It is already in the news that a faction of Boko Haram, known as the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) had in a video claimed responsibility for the prison attack.

Recall that a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Wuse had on June 3 remanded Nwachukwu at the Kuje Correctional Centre, pending the hearing and determination of the homicide-related suit instituted against him by the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF).

His wife died on April 8, 2022 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 were reports that Osinachi refused to leave the marriage despite domestic violence because of her commitment to Dunamis church.

After social media outcry, the police arrested Nwachukwu and he was charged to court.

The federal 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.

Some of the counts (such as culpable homicide) recommend death penalty, one-year jail term or fine (VAPP Act), among others.

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