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Osinachi: Women group NAWE, begs FG, Police for justice


By Chijioke Kingsley

Abuja (Sundiata Post) – The Nigerian Association of Women Entrepreneurs (NAWE), has urged the Federal Government under the Ministry of Women Affairs, and the Inspector General of Police (IGP), to speed up justice for the deceased gospel singer, Osinachi Nwachukwu who allegedly died from her husband’s subject to domestic violence.

Recall that Mr. Peter Nwachukwu, late Osinachi’s husband is believed to have subjected the deceased to domestic violence after the death of the ‘Ekwueme’ singer was made public.

The Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen had visited the late singers children and gathered information from them that their dad was abusive to their late mother.

Tallen had also visited the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Usman Baba who had also assured the Minister that Mr. Nwachukwu will be charged to court after an ongoing autopsy on the deceased is concluded.

Reacting, the President of NAWE, Mrs Vera Ndanusa appealed to the Minister of Women Affairs and the IGP not to entertain any delay in ensuring that justice is served.

Ndanusa, in a statement issued on Friday in Abuja said it is sad that the life of the late gospel singer who was an entrepreneur would be cut short by a husband who is supposed to be her backbone.

The NAWE boss noted that one in three women worldwide experience physical or sexual violence, mostly by an intimate partner, adding that violence against women and girls is a human rights violation, and the immediate and long-term physical, sexual, and mental consequences for women and girls can be devastating, including death.

According to her: “Violence negatively affects women’s general well-being and prevents women from fully participating in society. It impacts their families, their community, and the country at large. It has tremendous costs, from greater strains on health care to legal expenses and losses in productivity.

“At least 155 countries have passed laws on domestic violence, and 140 have legislation on sexual harassment in the workplace, but challenges remain in enforcing these laws, limiting women and girls’ access to safety and justice.

“Not enough is done to prevent violence, and when it does occur, it often goes unpunished.

“We therefore call on the FG and the Police to speed up investigation on the matter as Nigerians await justice to be served”, Ndanusa said.

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