Son of the late gospel singer, Osinachi Nwachukwu has recounted how his father was in the habit of beating up his mother during little arguments.
In a conversation with the deceased’s friend, Ene Ogbe, the young boy recalled how his father pushed his mother out of the car and forced her to walk back home after a Wednesday church service.
The boy said his father told them that it was good to beat women.
Revealing her conversation with the deceased children, Ogbe was quoted by Daily Post to have said: “By God’s grace, I was in our beloved late sister’s house this evening again and am glad that the police actually arrested him. But what baffles me is the way and manner he has polluted the children’s minds!! I had a chat with the firstborn, and I almost started crying again.
“This boy told me the ordeal his mom has been going through with his dad, how he beats her up in any little argument, he said aunty; my dad pushed my mom out of the car at night after Wednesday service, and bad boys snatched my mom’s bag that night, how mom got home that night I can’t tell because dad left her, people dashed my mom this two cars (pointed at them for me to see) but dad at times will say my mom should take bike while we go in the car, even when we are coming back from church my mom will stand under the sun and we will drive and pass her and we will wave at her, my dad told us that beating women is good.
“I had to cut in the conversation, and I told him it is very wrong to beat a woman and that God is against it, and I talk sense into him. He said they are happy that their dad was arrested because he shouted and beat them up.
“The second-born sang for us too; he has a golden voice like the mom. The first said my mom always keeps quiet for my daddy and she always forgives, and now she has died and I told him not to worry as his mom is in heaven!!! May the soul of our beloved sister rest in peace and may God take care of the four kids she left behind Amen!!”
Osinachi is believed to have died due to domestic violence she suffered from her husband.
In a related development, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command of the Nigeria Police Force has said it would charge Peter Nwachukwu, the husband of popular gospel singer, Osinachi to court for culpable homicide over the death of his wife.
Mr Nwachukwu who was arrested by operatives of the FCT Police Command on Monday has been transferred to the homicide department for further investigation.
The command’s Public Relations Officer, Josephine Adeh, said Nwachukwu would be charged to court as soon as the investigation into the matter was concluded.
Nwachukwu, who is currently being detained at the Lugbe Police Station in the FCT, was arrested after the younger brother of the deceased reported the matter at the police station.