Following the humanitarian call against domestic violence made by Senator Ifeanyi Ubah Representating Anambra South on the floor of the red chambers on Thursday, The Nigerian Senate has indicated interest and has waded into the matter by making a pronouncement which urged the police and all relevant law enforcement agencies to investigate Osinachi’s death and give the family justice.
While coming under Order 42 of the Senate Standing Orders on Personal Explanation, Senator Ifeanyi Ubah (Anambra South), drew the attention of the chamber to the death of the singer and urged the Nigerian senate to respond adequately to the development and ensure that Osinachi and every other victim of domestic violence gets justice and reprieve.
While speaking on the matter raised by Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan said the lives of all citizens must be accounted for by those in authority.
The authorities should investigate the death of this citizen; the life of every citizen must matter. This is one death too many.”
After the end of deliberations, The Senate also observed a minute silence in honour of the late Osinachi.
Reacting swiftly to the mandate from the Nigerian Senate, The Federal Capital Territory Police Command on Thursday said an autopsy test was being conducted on the remains of late Dunamis International Church lead singer, Osinachi Nwachukwu.
A police source confirmed that the autopsy, which should have been done on Wednesday, was delayed because of the absence of some family members, adding that the process started on Thursday at the National Hospital Abuja, where she died.
The source said, “You know there have been speculations about her death. The husband is insisting that he died due to an illness. The autopsy was not done yesterday (Wednesday) because everyone had to be represented before they commence, but some people were absent, that was why they couldn’t do it. It is in stages, but I call tell you that the process commenced today.”
The FCT Police Public Relations Officer, Josephine Adeh, confirmed the development.
“The autopsy is part of the investigation,” she added.
The late Osinachi died on Friday at 42.