A child and gender rights advocacy group Men Against R*pe Foundation (MARF) has said that parading Peter Nwachukwu, the husband of late gospel singer, Osinachi before the kids is traumatic and should not happen again.
Mr Nwachukwu was paraded before his children and in-laws on April 20 during a visit of the minister of women affairs, Pauline Tallen, to the inspector general of police Usman Baba.
However, the executive director of the advocacy group, Lemmy Ughegbe, in a statement accused Tallen of clout-chasing with the case.
He said: “Minister Pauline Tallen seems more focused on publicity stunts and clout chasing in the Osinachi Nwachukwu case than protecting the mental health of the late music maestro’s children.
“Despite how traumatized the kids are, Tallen and all those around her rather than get the children completely away from the radar of the public and away from all of these further traumatizing activities, they soak them in, apparently, for the optics.”
Ughegbe said Tallen was well travelled and exposed to know that it was wrong to parade Nwachukwu before his children.
“As a Child and Gender Rights Advocate, I condemn the continuing traumatization of those kids and urge Madam Minister to make the welfare and psychosocial need of the children a priority even as we call for a thorough investigation into the allegations of Domestic Violence brought against Osinachi’s husband, Peter Nwachukwu. That is what justice will mean for Osinachi if we could here her speak to us.
“It is therefore incumbent on Madam Minister and relevant agencies to excuse the children from the scene and provide the needed psychosocial support for them which is mandated by the provisions of the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act (VAPP) 2015,” he added.