Osinachi Nwachukwu’s husband still in custody – Correctional service

The Nigeria Correctional Service has shut down reports that Peter Nwachukwu, husband of the late gospel singer, Osinachi Nwachukwu and a suspected kingpin, Hamisu Bala, better known as Wadume escaped from custody during July 5 jailbreak at Kuje Custodial Centre, Abuja.

The Public Relations Officer, FCT Command, Chukwuedo Humphrey, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Abuja that the two inmates were still in custody.

Some media reports had claimed that Osinachi’s husband and Wadume escaped during July 5 terrorists’ attack on the custodial centre.

Clearing the air, Mr Humphrey said: “The story is false, reckless and mischievous.They are still in custody. Efforts are ongoing to recapture all fleeing inmates.

“The Controller-General, NCoS, Haliru Nababa, is determined to continue to upscale the inmates’ welfare and safety.”

Mr Nwachukwu is standing trial on a 23-count charge bordering on domestic violence and homicide instituted against him following the death of his wife.