The family members of late gospel music star, Osinachi Nwachukwu have reportedly just discovered that her husband was previously married before he met and married the late singer.
According to a report by Vanguard, Nwachukwu is believed to have gotten married to the woman in a church but hid the union from Osinachi and her family.
The said romance, which started before Nwachukwu sought the hand of late Osinachi in marriage, is said to have gone south after the woman bore him a child. These facts came to light when one of the children of the deceased gospel star found an old photo album hidden in his dad’s room.
The child, whose name is withheld for obvious reasons, stated that their mother had suspicions that their father was having a secret affair but could not lay her hands on any concrete evidence.
Sharing how he discovered the photo album which exposed Mr. Nwachukwu’s secret, the child said,
“One day, my father was away and forgot to lock up his room. So, I entered and a voice within told me to explore the room. Then, I saw the album and out of curiosity, I opened it and saw daddy’s old photographs. From the photos, I could see that my daddy lived a wayward life.
So, I closed the album and kept it where daddy hid it. I couldn’t tell mummy or anyone because I was very afraid that daddy will kill me if he found out that I knew about the photos. Mummy once tried to search for things like this (album) in daddy’s room, but could not find anything.”
According to the report, when the child brought out the hidden secret album for the world to see, the already distraught relatives of the late gospel singer were shocked to know that Mr. Peter Nwachukwu, was hitherto married to another woman in a church long before coming for Osinachi’s hand in marriage about 10 years ago.
Osinachi’s family revealed that they never knew of his previous marriage.
“We never knew Nwachukwu was previously married to another woman. If ever we knew about it prior to now, we may not have allowed Osinachi to marry him. Osinachi must have been through a lot of pain which she, unfortunately, kept away from us.”
Mr Nwachukwu is currently in police custody, while a post-mortem examination on Late Osinachi’s body will be carried out at the National Hospital, Abuja on Wednesday, April 13, to ascertain the cause of her death.