The culpable homicide suit against Peter Nwachukwu, husband of the late gospel singer Osinachi, was stepped down in order for his lawyers to align themselves.

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According to NAN, the case is currently before an FCT high court.

It was slated for hearing before Njideka Nwosu-Iheme, the presiding judge, on Monday.

When the case came up, Aderonke Imana, the prosecution counsel, informed the court that they were ready to proceed.

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A. Ogbonna, another lawyer, also announced his appearance as watching brief of the nominal complainant.

Victor Abakpa, the counsel that represented the defendant during his arraignment, however, prayed the court to adjourn the matter until Tuesday.

He said a lawyer from a different chamber just informed him that he was taking over the case.

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He further stated that he was equally served additional proof of evidence in the court just before it started the day’s proceedings.

I.A Aliyu, a defence lawyer, informed the court that he was briefed by the defendant on June 18 to take over.

The court stepped down the case to 11 am in order for counsel to align themselves and come properly before it.

Present at the proceeding were family members of the deceased singer, her two children, her mother, and her twin sister.

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The case which was earlier adjourned until June 16 could not go on due to the absence of the judge.

Osinachi was alleged to have been a silent victim of domestic assault from Peter, her now-embattled husband.

The gospel singer, who passed away on April 8, was initially thought to have died of throat cancer.

But associates claimed it may be connected to an assault by her husband who was later arrested.

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The federal government had filed a 23-count charge against Peter.



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