Osinachi Nwachukwu’s mother and twin sister have spoken out about their trauma at the hands of her late husband, Peter Nwachukwu.
on Friday, April 8 that the Ekwueme singer had passed on to glory as a result of her husband’s relentless physical violence.
The mother and the deceased sister spoke candidly about Peter’s mistreatment of them and his wife in an interview with BBC Igbo.
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Peter allegedly threatened that his late wife would only leave the marriage in death, according to the late singer’s mother.
She also said that she hasn’t seen her grandchildren in 8 years and has never been allowed to come for Omugwo (a traditional Igbo custom of a woman’s mother providing postpartum care).
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.