Peter Nwachukwu, the husband of the late popular gospel singer, Osinachi, has said that contrary to public opinion, his wife died of lung cancer and not from the beating he is alleged to have given her over time. Nwachukwu had been in detention for over a month for allegedly killing his wife who died in April.
The Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice had on Friday, June 3, arraigned Nwachukwu on a 23-count charge bordering on domestic violence and homicide. The Abuja National Hospital had performed an autopsy on Osinachi but the result was handed over to the police.
Testifying before the court, Mr. Nwachukwu, who pleaded his innocence, said; “Let me tell the whole world, I have suffered a lot. I have been abandoned. What killed my wife was cancer of the lungs, I didn’t hit my wife. Cancer of the lungs killed my wife, Osinachi Nwachukwu, so I’m suffering for what I do not know,” he said while being moved from the courtroom.
Despite his plea of innocence, the court ordered that he be remanded in the Kuje Correctional Facility till the end of the trial.