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 Friday at an undisclosed hospital where she was treated for days.
Some friends and family members of the deceased had claimed that her husband, Peter Nwachukwu, had beaten her before his death.
FCT police spokeswoman Josephine Adeh said PUNCH Metro that Peter was arrested on Sunday.
She said the younger brother of the deceased had reported the matter to the police, adding that the investigation was ongoing.
However, a family source close to the matter revealed on Monday that the case had been transferred to SCIID.
The source said: ‘The matter has been transferred from Lugbe Police Station to SCIID for further investigation. The late gospel singer’s husband is being held at SCIID.
FCT police spokesman Adeh confirmed the development, adding that the matter was being handled at the SCIID Homicide Department.
Meanwhile, Women’s Affairs Minister Pauline Tallen has called for justice for the late singer, as well as the protection of her children.
A statement from the press and public relations director of the women’s affairs ministry, Olujimi Oyetomi, on Monday said the minister spoke during a condolence visit to the singer’s family.
It read, “On behalf of Nigerian women and mothers, I demand two things: justice for the late crooner ‘Ekwueme’, who is believed to have died as a result of gender-based violence perpetrated by her husband, and full protection. for the children left behind by the late singer.
“After her lengthy private session with the children, the minister emerged to demand justice for the late singer, saying that while the extent of the allegations and stories on social media should be taken with caution, there is no smoke without fire and expressed his confidence in the police and the justice system to ensure justice for the late singer.
In addition, a coalition of Christian youths under the umbrella of the Christian Association of Nigeria (Youth Wing) has called on Inspector General of Police Usman Alkali to open an investigation into the incident.
YOWICAN National President Belusochukwu Enwere in a petition to the IG on Monday said: “The deceased Osinachi Nwachukwu was married to Peter Nwachukwu (the prime suspect) who was also her manager and with whom she has had four children, all minors.
“Reports reaching us from reliable sources, including friends and close family members, indicate that Osinachi Nwachukwu died of injuries from domestic violence at the hands of her husband, Peter Nwachukwu.
“We also understood that acts of domestic violence persisted unabated and were largely kept out of the Christian fold and the general public before this unfortunate episode which led to her death, due to the serious injuries she suffered. , which mainly affected his vital organs. .”
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