Peter Nwachukwu, the husband of late popular gospel artiste, Osinachi, has been nabbed by the Nigeria Police over the death of his wife.
The gospel music artiste, who died on Friday after spending days at an undisclosed hospital in Abuja, took over social media after her colleagues at the Dunamis International Headquarters, Abuja, accused her husband of beating her.
A popular singer, Frank Edwards, in a live Instagram video, alleged that Osinachi’s husband abused her on several occasions.
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Quest Times had earlier reported that Osinachi was allegedly killed by her husband, following claims by the deceased’s elder sister, identified simply as Favour Made, who also alleged that her sister was treated badly by her husband before her untimely death.
Another gospel artiste, Asu Ekiye, called for the arrest of her husband.
“If what I hear about domestic abuse is anything to go by, then I hereby endorse the call for the arrest of the husband of Osinachi immediately for questioning,” he said.
Following calls for the arrest of Osinachi’s husband, a police source on Sunday, April 10, confirmed the arrest of Nwachukwu.
“A young man who claimed to be a relative of the late woman came to report the matter at the station and the police went to arrest him at his residence,” the source told PUNCH.
The FCT Police Public Relations Officer, Josephine Adeh, confirmed the development.
“He is now in our custody. The younger brother of the deceased reported the matter and we have commenced investigation,” she said.