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Osinachi’s husband poured water on her, newborn baby, brother-in-law — Singer’s mother

Caroline Madu, mother of the late gospel singer Osinachi Nwachukwu, on Monday made some allegations against her son-in-law Peter Nwachukwu at a Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja.

She told the court while testifying as a prosecution witness that Mr Nwachukwu, who is facing charges of culpable homicide, poured water on his wife, their newborn child and his brother-in-law.

Mrs Madu, 61, a resident of Enugu was led in evidence by the prosecution counsel, Aderonke Imana, as chief witness through an interpreter.

She said, “I saw her last in December when she came to Enugu for a programme and before then there was a time she left her matrimonial home because of the ill treatment and she stayed with me for a year and three months before Peter came with a pastor to beg as he had turned a new leaf.

“However, after she returned and gave birth to her third child, she called me that she was hungry and I had to send my son Chibuzor with food stuff to her in Abuja.

“My son after four days called me that he was no longer comfortable as Peter poured water on him and told him never to help in washing his children’s clothes and poured water on Osinachi and her newborn baby when she was praying.”

Nwachukwu was arraigned on June 3 and was remanded in Kuje Correctional Centre after he pleaded not guilty to the alleged homicide charge filed against him by the attorney-general of the federation.

He was remanded pending the determination of the 23-count charge bordering on domestic violence and homicide instituted against him.

Nwachukwu was arrested by the police after Osinachi died on April 8 following widespread allegations by their children, family and colleagues that he battered her.

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