The sister of the late gospel singer Osinachi Nwachukwu, Favor Madu, informed a Federal Capital Territory Excessive Courtroom yesterday that her sister was handled like an animal by her husband, Peter Nwachukwu.
Madu, 44, a knowledge processor on the Nationwide Human Rights Fee (NHRC), Enugu, testified as a second witness for the prosecutor within the alleged homicide case in opposition to Nwachukwu by the Chancellor of Justice.
When Madu was requested by the prosecutor, Aderonke Imana, what occurred that she needed justice, she stated: “Her husband by no means handled her nicely. He handled her like an animal, beat her anyway, by no means made her joyful and by no means let her spend time along with his household. ” Madu additionally informed the courtroom that her sister who married in 2008 had 4 youngsters, saying that the eldest was 12 whereas the final lady was seven.
Caroline Madu, Osinachi’s mom, additionally appealed to the Federal Capital Territory Excessive Courtroom, Abuja, to assist her get justice for her daughter. Madu, 61, a resident of Enugu whereas being led in proof by prosecutor Aderonke Imana, as a primary witness by an interpreter, additionally knowledgeable the courtroom that she and her different youngsters had been by no means allowed to go to the deceased singer, besides on one event when she was in poor health.
The witness additional claimed that they referred to Nwachukwu as “boss”, as a result of he had management over the whole lot together with her cash, and the worry she had for him, meant that she couldn’t relate nicely along with her household.
“There was a time when she went to the ministry and when she requested for a stage price, she was informed that N2 million had been paid into her husband’s account. He was liable for reserving occasions, elevating cash and simply informed her to go and minister with out giving pocket cash.
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“When my father was in poor health, he needed to return to Abuja for remedy, however the defendant refused and he ultimately died. In the course of the journey for our father’s funeral, the defendant beat her as a result of she complained about how badly he was driving.
“My sister developed a wound because of hunger as a result of Nwachukwu by no means supplied for her household.”
She was the breadwinner of the household. My sister owns the home they lived in. He drove her out of the home with their final child throughout the rain and it was her first son who snuck a canopy to cowl the kid, says Madu.
In the course of the cross-examination of the witness by the protection lawyer, IA Aliyu, requested how she grew to become conscious of the occasions, since she was in Enugu. She stated her deceased sister informed her on the cellphone. Aliyu additionally requested the witness if the household anticipated to learn from her deceased sister’s funds, she replied within the affirmative. When requested if she requested what led to her sister’s loss of life on the hospital, she stated the defendant prevented the deceased’s twin sister and her brother who was within the hospital from asking the medical doctors. The decide, Justice Njideka Nwosu-Iheme, dismissed the witness and adjourned the case till Tuesday, for additional listening to.
The Information Company in Nigeria (NAN) studies that different members of the family of the deceased singer Osinachi had been in courtroom throughout Monday’s proceedings. Her two youngsters, mom, brother and twin sister had been additionally in courtroom.
The accused was delivered to justice on June 3 and detained on the Kuje Jail Heart after he pleaded not responsible to the alleged homicide cost filed in opposition to him by the federal prosecutor.
He was due to this fact detained pending the trial and the indictment on 23 counts bordering on home violence and homicide introduced in opposition to him.
Nwachukwu was arrested by Nigerian police after his spouse died on April 8 after widespread accusations from their youngsters, household and colleagues that he was liable for her loss of life.
Based on the indictment, the crime he’s alleged to have dedicated contravenes sections 104 and 379 of the Legal Regulation Administration Act, (ACJA) 2015, part 221 of the Legal Code and the Prohibition of Individuals Act (VAPP) 2015.
The indictment reads partly: “That you simply Peter Nwachukwu, 56, man, on April 8 at Aco Property, reverse the police station, Lugbe, Abuja, FCT, throughout the jurisdiction of this courtroom, dedicated against the law, particularly: felony homicide punishable by loss of life by inflicting Osinachi N’s loss of life.
“This was attributable to your varied acts of violence and aggravated assault with the data that her loss of life can be the possible consequence of your act.
“Particular details about the crime: That you simply, Peter Nwachukwu, man, someday between 14 November 2009 and April 2022 at Aco Property, reverse the police station, Lugbe, Abuja, FCT, throughout the jurisdiction of this courtroom, dedicated against the law reminiscent of: emotional, verbal and psychological abuse of Mrs. Osinachi Nwachukwu (loss of life).
“This was attributable to her humiliating her and making statements like ‘you scent’, ‘you are loopy’ to her within the presence of her music crew members.”
The felony file bordered on emotional, verbal and psychological abuse in violation of § 14 (1) of the Act on Violence in opposition to Individuals (Prohibition), 2015 and punishable underneath the identical part of the Act. The late gospel singer was popularly identified for her track “Ekwueme”.