Operatives of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command, have arrested Peter Nwachukwu, husband of the deceased gospel singer, Osinachi Nwachukwu.
Spokesperson of the Command, DSP Josephine Udeh, who confirmed the development, said Mr Nwachukwu was arrested on Sunday, for alleged homicide after the younger brother to the deceased reported the case to the Police.
She added, “We picked him up and he is in our custody, Investigation is ongoing.”
Nwachukwu’s arrest came after the reports of his spouse’s death unravelled the situation of her marital situation that eventually led to her death.
The 42-year-old mother of four and indigene of Abia State, reportedly died on Friday at an Abuja hospital after alleged domestic violence by her husband, Nwachukwu.
Contrary to previous claims that the soul-driven singer had died due to throat cancer, many acquaintances, colleagues, neighbours and friends of the late singer had disclosed how high-handed Nwachukwu was in his marriage with Osinachi.
Many alleged that Nwachukwu was fond of physically assaulting her, while gagging her ministerial exploits. He had allegedly appointed himself manager over her art and proceeds.
The elder sister of the deceased, Favour Made, in an interview said, “She did not die of cancer, The husband, Mr Peter Nwachukwu, hit her with his leg on the chest. All the while he had been beating her, but my sister hid all that she was passing through from us.
“Before now, we told her to come out of the marriage, we told her that they are not divorcing, that it’s just separation. But she felt that God is against divorce.”