- Pastor Peter Nwachukwu, husband of late gospel artist, Osinachi, has reacted to the allegations that his wife's death had to do with domestic violence
- Nwachukwu who has been arrested denied the allegations, telling the police that he was not responsible for the death of his wife
- The suspect said his wife died after months of being taken from one hospital to another for treatment of an undisclosed illness
FCT, Abuja - Pastor Peter Nwachukwu, husband of late gospel artist, Osinachi, has reportedly told police investigators that he is not responsible for the death of his wife.
He said the truth was that his wife had been sick for a long time, specifically since November 2021, and he has been moving her from one hospital to another in a bid to get her treated.
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The pastor, however, did not reveal the nature of her death, The Nation also reported.
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Nwachukwu said he first took his wife to Federal Medical Center in Abuja, later to Gwagwalada General hospital and later to National hospital where she finally died.
Nwachukwu could not provide evidence to back his claim - Source
Vanguard cited a source as saying that Nwachukwu could not provide evidence of the ailment that the late Osinachi was suffering from neither could he show documents confirming the hospitals he took the gospel artist to.
The source said that following Pastor Nwachukwu's statement, he was taken to his home in handcuffs in a Police van in the Lugbe district on Tuesday, for a search for documents or evidence that will help in the investigation of case.
Legit.ng gathers that the case has been transferred from Lugbe Police Station to the State Criminal Investigations and Intelligence.
Police confirm development
FCT police spokesperson, DSP Josephine Adeh confirmed that the police took Pastor Nwachukwu to his house for a search as part of investigation.
She was quoted as saying:
“We went to his house as part of our ongoing investigation on the matter. You don’t expect us to keep him in our custody and go about with the investigation."
Osinachi died on Friday, April 2, at an undisclosed hospital in Abuja after being admitted for an undisclosed illness for days resulting in the arrest of her husband on allegations of homicide/wife battery.
There are allegations that she died after allegedly being in a coma for five days following assault by her husband.
Osinachi Nwachukwu: What my daughter's husband told her, mother speaks
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Osinachi's mother and sister had commented on the death of the gospel singer.
The bereaved family in an interview shared their pains and talked about the bitter experience they had with Osinachi's husband, Pastor Nwachukwu.
Madam Madu, the late singer's mother, said she was pained by the kind of son-in-law Nwachukwu is. She said she could not express what she experienced in the hands of her late daughter's husband.