Osinachi Nwachukwu’s Children in Court
Osinachi Nwachukwu’s Children: NaijaTrackz gathered that Justice N.K Nwosu-Iheme of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, sitting in Wuse Zone 2, Abuja, on Tuesday ruled that the two children of the late faith artist, Osinachi Nwachukwu, would testify in the Osinachi Nwachukwu case. father for the death of his mother wearing blindfolds.
Their father, Peter Nwachukwu, has been arraigned by the federal government on 23 counts.
He allegedly killed the singer who died on April 8 and is thought to have died of throat cancer.
After allegations that her husband was beating the singer who sang the popular song “Ekwueme” and crying in public, Peter Nwachukwu was arrested and charged in court.
During the trial on Tuesday, the prosecutor, Aderonke Imana, announced that Osinachi’s twin brother and children of the deceased artist would be called to testify.
He appealed to the court to protect the children by blindfolding them and putting them in a cage during their testimony.
The prosecutor also asked the court to order the parties to leave the court if the children testified.
The prosecutor filed three petitions and asked the court to grant his case.
According to Imana, “The first application is based on the provisions of Sections 156 and 158 of the Children’s Rights Act. We therefore request that all other persons in this court who do not fall under the jurisdiction leave this court for the benefit of the children who are our modern witnesses.
“Our second application was prepared for Section 209 of the Evidence Act and Section 169 of the Children’s Rights Act. We request that people under the age of 18 provide affidavit.
“Our third oral application is based on Section 2 (1) of the Children’s Rights Act. We request that the child of the witnesses be brought to court with a blindfold and protected with a veil for evidence. ”
After listening to the prosecutor, the judge granted the prosecutor’s request and ordered that the children be blindfolded and shielded while giving evidence in court.
After considering the application, I instruct that those involved in the case, the parents or the direction should keep the evidence. Therefore, all other members of the public and the media will be excluded.
“Children will be blindfolded and protected as they give evidence,” Judge Nwosu-Iheme ruled.