Late gospel singer, Osinachi Nwachukwu’s mother and twin sister have narrated their ordeal in the hands of her husband, Peter Nwachukwu.
Kemi Filani news reported on Friday, April 8 that the Ekwueme singer had passed on to glory following constant physical abuse from husband.
In her interview with BBC Igbo, the mother and the deceased sister spoke indephtly on the level of maltreatment Peter meted on them and his wife.
The mother of the late singer stated that Peter allegedly threatened that his late wife would only leave the marriage in death.
She also shockingly revealed that she couldn’t see her grandchildren for 8 years and was never allowed to come for Omugwo (traditional Igbo custom for postpartum care by the woman’s mother).
The bereaved mother further disclosed that her daughter’s husband who claimed to be a Pastor separated her from her family. She claimed that he never allowed her and her children to their house until Pastors intervened, and also pushed them out while she (mother) was sick.
The singer’s mother disclosed that Osinachi left her marriage for over a year, and only returned after her husband came with Pastors to beg.
According to the singer’s mother, she told her a couple of times to leave, but Osinachi insisted on staying, insisting that the Bible frowns at divorce.
She added that before her daughter’s death, she and husband went for medical checkup and were told by medical experts that nothing was wrong with her. She however accused Peter of making up claims of his wife being a cancer patient.
Speaking on their sister’s death, her sisters including her twin, also shared painful experiences with Peter. They recounted how he pretended to be a nice person, till he got married to their sister.
They corroborated their mother’s claim of not being allowed to do Omugwo for the singer’s four children and also claimed that Osinachi was maltreated while pregnant and after child birth.
The singer’s twin further disclosed that her sister was in distress when she sang her hit song, “Ekwueme” and that made her cry in the video which went viral afterwards. She added that her husband threatened to separate them and also fulfilled his threat.
They disclosed that Peter is unemployed and allegedly assaulted and extorted their sister repeatedly when she’s paid for her song’s ministration.