The federal government has released some evidences against the husband of the late gospel artist, Osinachi Nwachukwu, Peter
DAILY GIST gathered that the office of the Attorney General of the Federation will tender about 11 items as evidence or exhibits including an autopsy report against the husband of the late gospel singer.
DAILY GIST reported On friday that the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Wuse Zone 2, remanded Nwachukwu at the Kuje Correctional Facility after he pleaded not guilty to 23 count charges bordering on alleged homicide, willfully placing his late wife in fear of physical injury, among others.
Justice N.K. Nwosu-Iheme ordered his trial to begin on June 16.
The autopsy report stamped by the National Hospital, Abuja stated that no mark of violence in the deceased but listed the causes for her death.
The medical report obtained by DAILY GIST on Tuesday was titled “Corona ordinance (Chapter 41), Report of Medical Practitioner”
It reads in part: “The main findings include generalized organ pallor, bilateral leg swelling, fluid in the sac containing the heart. Tumor deposits in and on the heart, lungs, kidneys. Massively enlarged heart. She also has fluid around the lungs which restrict breathing. Her spleen is enlarged and has signs of infection. There are no marks of violence in her on our examination.”
“I certify the cause of death in my opinion to be : Cardiac Tamponade( serious fluid in the sac containing the heart; tumours in the heart, lungs, kidneys; Septicaemia.”
The report stated that her body was identified by the deceased’s siblings, Inspector John Nanpak and two others.
other exhibits in possession of the complainant ( federal government) against Peter include report of a diagnosis on the late singer’s lungs obtained from the National Hospital Abuja, among others.
Meanwhile, the admissibility of any exhibit in court is usually based on the discretion and ruling of the presiding judge after hearing from lawyers in the case.
It could be recalled that when Osinachi died on April 8, her colleagues and family members had insisted that her husband subjected her to domestic violence.
Subsequently, he was arrested and detained by the Nigerian police.
But upon the order of the FCT High Court judge, he was transferred to Kuje prison.
Her family members maintained that it was the husband’s alleged maltreatment of his wife that aggravated her health condition leading to her death.
The FG also holds same view in count one of the charge sheet which lists culpable homicide as one of the offences.
But Peter alleged that his late wife died of cancer of the lungs.