Peter Nwachukwu, the husband of the late gospel singer, Osinachi, has managed to escape from the Kuje Prison in Abuja.
According to reports, Mr Peter was one of the inmates who escaped during last Tuesday’s terrorists’ attack on the Kuje Correctional Centre in Abuja by the Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram, known as the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP).
On Tuesday, July 5, gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists attacked the prison with explosives and released 879 inmates including 64 hardened Boko Haram criminals.
However, over 500 inmates have now been recaptured but some inmates are still at the large as at the time of filing this report.
The Spokesperson of the Nigerian Correctional Service, Umar Abubakar, speaking on the incident, said,
“A total of 879 inmates escaped from the facility during the unfortunate attack.
443 have been recaptured, 551 inmates are currently in custody, 4 inmates dead and 16 inmates sustained various degrees of injuries and are being treated at the moment.
However, efforts are ongoing to recapture all fleeing inmates.”
In a new update, Sahara Reporters reported that late Osinachi’s husband is one of the fleeing inmates.
SaharaReporters also revealed that multiple security sources confirmed that Mr Nwachukwu was one of the inmates who fled.
A senior prison official who spoke with Sahara Reporters said,
“During our roll call yesterday, we discovered that the husband of the late gospel singer was missing.”
A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Wuse had on June 3 remanded Peter at the Kuje Correctional Facility, pending the hearing and determination of the homicide-related suit instituted against him by the Attorney General of the Federation.
His wife died on April 8 and many of her colleagues had accused her husband of subjecting the deceased to domestic violence, leading to her death.
Peter was alleged to have kicked Osinachi in the chest, leading to a blood clot that eventually killed her.