The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has transferred the case of the late Dunamis Church lead singer, Osinachi Nwachukwu, to the state Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department.
Osinachi, 42, died on Friday in an undisclosed hospital where she was treated for days. Some friends and family members of the deceased had claimed that her husband, Peter Nwachukwu, beat her up before she died.
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She state that the younger brother of the deceased reported the case to the police, adding that the investigation was ongoing.
However, a family source familiar with the matter disclosed on
Monday that the matter had been moved to the SCIID.
The source said, “The matter has been transferred from the Lugbe Police Station to the SCIID for further investigation. The husband of the late gospel artiste is being detained at the SCIID.”
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The FCT police spokesperson, Adeh, confirmed the development, adding that the case was being treated at the homicide department of the SCIID.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, has demanded justice for the late singer, as well as protection of her children.
A statement by the Director, Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Women Affairs, Olujimi Oyetomi, on Monday, said the minister spoke during a condolence visit to the family of the singer.
It read, “On behalf of Nigerian women and mothers, I am demanding two things: justice for the late ‘Ekwueme’ crooner who was alleged to have died as a result of gender-based violence perpetrated by the husband, as well as full protection for the children left behind by the late singer.
“After her long private session with the children, the minister emerged to demand justice for the late singer, stating that even though the extent of allegations and stories on the social media should be taken with caution, there is no smoke without fire and expressed confidence in the police and the judicial system to ensure justice for the late singer.”
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