Osinachi Nwachukwu, the elder sister of late gospel music artiste Osinachi Nwachukwu, who died last week of purported throat cancer, said her sister died as a result of a cluster of blood in the chest caused by a kicking she allegedly received from her husband, Mr. Peter Nwachukwu.
Ms. Favour Made, the late Osinachi’s elder sister, also claimed that her sister was mistreated by her husband prior to her untimely death. Julieth Umeh was the person she chatted with.
She did not die of cancer. The husband, Mr. Peter Nwachukwu, hit her with his leg on the chest. All this time, he had been beating her, but my sister hid all that she was passing through from us.
We had previously advised her to leave the marriage, claiming that they were not divorcing but rather separating.But she felt that God was against divorce.
We told her that separation was not a sin but just for her to stay alive and take care of her children. She will always tell us to relax and that the man will change.
So, when the man kicked her on the chest, she fell down, and he took her to the hospital, but he did not even tell us. It was her friend who lives in Ebonyi state who called her twin sister, because Osinachi has a twin sister, to ask,
“Did your sister tell you that Peter hit her on the chest?”
The sister then told her no. It was the hit on her chest that killed her. My brother had to ask the doctor what killed her, and the doctor said that there were clusters of blood on her chest. Unfortunately, they did not tell the doctor that she was kicked in the chest because the doctor could have known what to do if he had any idea of what happened.
Each time we talk to her, she will be pleading for peace, and if we move to act, she will tell us no, that we should calm down.
What city did your sister live in, and how many children did she have?Also, where is her husband now?
My late sister, Osinachi, was living in Abuja with her husband and four children, three boys and one girl. My younger brother, who had gone to see the children, said Nwachukwu was not arrested; he was in his house in Abuja. When my brother got there, the children were so happy to see him, and they told him that they wanted to come and see their grandmother, who is my mother.
Where are her children currently?
The children are with their father. My brother has gone to Abuja to see the children. But I told him not to go alone because the man is a beast and that he should go with somebody.
So what is the husband saying now?
The husband is just boasting. Before now, he told the twin sister that he was going to separate her from her sister, who was his wife.
He doesn’t allow us to come near Osinachi. Since Osinachi got married to him, she has never visited our village, Isuochi, in Abia state.
She only visited our village when our father died in 2017.
On the day they were coming for my father’s burial, Osinachi told him to please take it easy.
The next thing he did was to slap her. It was my little sister, the second to our last born, who was with her in the car that told me this.
When my little sister wanted to act, Osinachi started begging again and told her to calm down. If I were in that vehicle, I would have just given him his own slap without saying a word.
Osinachi has a very soft heart. Even her twin sister is more courageous than she. When her twin sister visited her in her sick bed in the hospital, Nwachukwu didn’t allow her to stay with Osinachi. Then Osinachi started begging the husband to allow her sister to stay because she was passing through heart pain. The man refused. There, Nwachukwu ordered her out of the hospital. Osinachi then begged the sister to leave, but her husband refused.’
What position are you in the family and how many are you?
I am the first daughter of the family, and we are six girls and one boy, so that makes us seven.
The boy is the fourth born and he is 30 years old.
Where is Peter from and what does he do?
He is from Nnewi in Anambra State. He doesn’t have any job known to me. In fact, he demanded that my sister give him the password to her YouTube music channel, and when she refused, he insulted her and told her that the money in his account had run out.
I discovered he is your sister’s manager.
Yes, he acts as one. If my sister is booked for a program, the money charged for the program is paid into her husband’s account. He is the one that will negotiate the price.
All the money will be paid into his account, and my sister will be left with little or nothing. This was somebody that God had lifted up. He feels that we have nobody because our first son is late; he died before my father died in 2017. So, he believes that the only brother I have cannot do anything. He feels we have nobody to speak for us. He told us that if Osinachi did not come back alive, she would come back dead.
How did you get the information about your sister’s death?
When my sister died, he didn’t tell us. It was other people that told us about her death. It was one of her friends whom she contacted to cook jollof rice who called Osinachi’s twin sister to ask if she had heard anything.
She said that by the time she got to that hospital, she didn’t see Osinachi on her bed. The man did not tell us. Then, when we put a call across to him, he didn’t pick it up until around 8 pm, when he started calling my brother.
Meanwhile, we were told that she died in the afternoon, but we got the news from other people around 5 pm. Around 8pm, Nwachukwu then called my brother, whom he had never allowed to come near them.
He casually told him that his wife was dead and that he should come. My brother then asked him, “Is it now that he wants him to come to his house?” Nwachukwu also called my mother and said that his wife was late. My mother now asked him, “So he has fulfilled his promise of killing her?” He then switched off his phone.
What’s your mother saying right now?
She only wants to see her grandchildren since her daughter is already gone. The children had been longing to come, but Nwachukwu had never allowed them. The children do not know their mother’s village except when my father died.
Even when my sister visits Enugu, where we live for a program, her flight is always booked back to Abuja the same day. He doesn’t allow her to come to our house in Enugu. My mother did not do Omugwo, that is, take care of any of those four children when they were born.
In fact, when Osinachi had her second child, she called me to tell me that this man wanted to kill her. I went there to bring her home. After some time, Nwachukwu came with some people to plead with, and he was forgiven. So, after that incident, I don’t know what he did to my sister, but I don’t know that she will not talk to him. Even if she wants to talk, she will tell outsiders.
How did Osinachi meet Nwachukwu?
It was where they went for a program. Nwachukwu saw how my sister was ministering; he then fell in love with her.