On Monday, the Federal Government promised to prosecute the late gospel singer Osinachi Nwachukwu’s spouse.
Minister of Women Affairs Pauline Tallen stated that even in death, the late Osinachi would receive justice.
Tallen believes Nigeria can no longer afford to lose talented women to mentally ill men.
Responding to the new reality of Osinachi’s sister confirming that the singer died as a result of a blood cluster in the chest, as a result of a kick she got from her husband, Mr Peter Nwachukwu.
Tallen stated that the government would rehabilitate the deceased’s children while the spouse would be prosecuted.
Any sort of gender-based violence in the country is condemned by the minister.
Tallen said in a statement, “As with every story of domestic violence that spreads like wildfire, I was woken up to the news of the untimely death of one of Nigeria’s finest female gospel performers, Osinachi, who was claimed to have died as a result of cancer on April 8th, 2022.” This may have been brushed aside as one of those stories until new evidence surfaced suggesting she died as a result of domestic abuse.
“The Federal Government of Nigeria and the states have declared zero tolerance for Gender-Based Violence. And so, the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs under my watch will prosecute this matter to get justice for Osinachi.
“We cannot continue to keep losing our young women to mentally unstable young men all in the name of marriage. Life first before anything.”
The death of Osinachi has brought to light the issue of domestic violence in the country, which disproportionately affects women sadly.