The mother of late Osinachi Nwachukwu has narrated how her late daughter’s husband, Peter made life unbearable for the late singer, saying he vowed, she could only leave their marriage in death.
Osinachi’s mother, in a lengthy video made this known to BBC Igbo, where she narrated the level of maltreatment, her daughter and family endured from Peter Nwachukwu
She said that it got so bad to the point where she had to arrange for her daughter’s exit from the marriage, but the gospel singer would later return, out of her own volition, to her husband after 15 months away when he came with pastors to beg.
She said despite the fact that Peter was jobless, and lived on her daughter’s wealth, he beats and verbally assaults her, and when the deceased’s singer’s younger brother wanted to intervene, Peter stopped him from visiting his home and family.
She also mentioned that she could not see her grandchildren for eight years and was never allowed to come for Omugwo (traditional Igbo custom for postpartum care by the woman’s mother) when they were born.
According to her, Osinachi’s husband never allowed her family into their house until some pastors intervened.
She added that when she died Peter did not let the family know, saying that they heard about her death from outsiders.
She said, before her death, Osinachi refused to open up about her ordeal, until the neighbours called pleading with the family to act decisively before they would lose her.
She maintained that Peter’s maltreatment of her daughter was unbearable, he threatened countlessly to snuff the life out of her, adding that whenever they pulled Osinachi out of that marriage, Peter would come pleading for her return, but she always refused, but Osinachi insisted she would go back as there is no splitting a union ordained by God.
She denied claims by Peter about the singer’s health, adding that before her daughter died, she and her husband went for medical checkup and were told by experts that nothing was wrong with her.
Osinachi, who is known for her collaborative hit track Ekwueme, died at an Abuja hospital on Friday as a result of domestic violence.
Her husband, Peter Nwachukwu has since been arrested and Josephine Adeh, the FCT command’s spokesperson, confirmed his arrest.