Peter Nwachukwu, Husband Of Late Osinachi, Arrested By Police Over Wife’s Death

As controversies continue to trail the death of the gospel music artiste, Osinachi Nwachukwu, the Nigeria Police Force, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command, in Abuja, has arrested Mr. Peter Nwachukwu, the husband of the late popular gospel artiste, for his alleged involvement in the domestic violence that resulted in the death of his wife, Mrs. Osinachi Nwachukwu.

 

Confirming the arrest, the Police Public Relations Officer of FCT-Abuja Command, Josephine Adeh, said, “He is now in our custody. The younger brother of the deceased reported the matter and we have commenced investigation.”

 

Late Osinachi and her husband

 

Osinachi, 42, died on Friday after spending days at an undisclosed hospital in Abuja.

 

While the initial reports said she died of throat cancer, friends of the deceased and some other popular Nigerian gospel artistes, such as, Frank Edwards, laid claims to the fact that Sister Osinachi Nwachukwu actually died from domestic violence meted on her by her husband, Peter Nwachukwu.

 

It is worth mention that, as soon as the news of Osinachi’s death broke, some of her colleagues and friends, via social media, immediately accused her husband, Mr. Peter Nwachukwu of constant domestic violence, the last being the cause of her unfortunate death.

 

Frank Edwards did not mince words in a live Instagram video, and at another time, on his Facebook page, when he alleged that Osinachi’s husband abused her on several occasions.

 

Edwards said in his reaction

“So that Unreasonable human being finally put off a shining light.

“I won’t say much now, I’ll let the former NDDC director (AUNTY Joy) who did everything possible to stop this from happening talk first, but it still happened. We tried to stop this…

“One time in a studio, this man slapped her, just because she wanted to record a song in Igbo against his will. She does not do anything on her own.

“She would say, ‘please beg my husband.’ She was at his mercy. I didn’t know the intensity of what she was going through; I didn’t know how somebody would be jealous of the wife he claimed to love.

“There are a lot of stories where people told her this and that, but what I know was that the control was too much. The other time, somebody wanted me to get her for an event, and I contacted her, but she said ‘beg my husband’.

“She couldn’t even tell people what she was going through. I only got to know because Aunty Joy (Nunieh, formerly of NDDC) contacted me to promote her song. That was when I got a glimpse into what was happening.” Edwards affirmed.

 

Osinachi doing was she knew how to do best

 

Similarly, the former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, adding her voice to the incident, said in a tweet, “The death of Osinachi Nwachukwu of the epic Ekwueme worship song really hit hard. To read allegations of spousal abuse worsens the pain. I hope the truth is unearth and justice given. Everyone, including Churches must take issues of Violence Against Women seriously. Urgently.”

 

Osinachi Nwachukwu, the twin sister of Amarachi Grace Eze, was a songwriter, a producer, and an evangelist during her lifetime.

 

She came to limelight in 2017, with the hit song “Ekwueme”, after being a lead singer at the Dunamis International Gospel Centre, Abuja for several years before then.

 

Her promising life was however, allegedly caught short by her husband who treated her harshly before she died on Friday.

 

Many Nigerians are therefore, calling for justice on behalf of the late gospel singer.

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