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Lawan: Osinachi’s death should be probed — citizens’ lives matter

Lawan: Osinachi’s death should be probed — citizens’ lives matter
April 14
13:22 2022

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the authorities should probe the death of Osinachi Nwachukwu, a gospel artist who reportedly died as a result of domestic abuse.

The death of the singer elicited a nationwide outrage.

The acclaimed gospel singer was alleged to have been a silent victim of domestic assault by Peter Nwachukwu, her now-embattled husband.

Peter was arrested after Osinachi’s death was attributed to physical abuse.

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Lawan’s comments on Thursday came after Ifeanyi Ubah, senator representing Anambra south, drew the attention of his colleagues to her death.

Ubah told the senators that the singer died from domestic violence.

Speaking after the senator’s comments, Lawan said Osinachi’s death is “one too many”.

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“Let me say that the authorities should investigate the death of this citizen and the lives of every citizen must matter as this is one death too many,” the senate president said.

The senate observed a one-minute silence in her honour.

On Monday, Pauline Tallen, minister of women’s affairs, said women must not continue to die at the hands of “unstable” men, adding that the singer would get justice.

“We cannot continue to keep losing our young women to mentally unstable young men all in the name of marriage,” Tallen had said in a statement.

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“Our religious and traditional institutions, as well as the immediate families must join us in this fight to rid our society of such acts before they become fatal.

“I was woken up to the news of the untimely death of one of Nigeria’s finest female gospel artiste Osinachi Nwachukwu who was said to have died as a result of cancer on 8th April 2022.

“This could have passed as one of those until new facts started emerging that she died as a result of domestic violence.

“Then you begin to wonder and ask how such a talented and self-accomplished individual who loved God has been a victim? It is now truly obvious that violence knows no class or creed.”

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