A son to the late Nigerian gospel singer, Osinachi Nwachukwu, has revealed how his father, Mr. Peter Nwachukwu used to treat their mother before her death on Friday.
The child who is the first son of the deceased, alleged that Mr Nwachukwu was always in the habit of beating their mother whenever they had misunderstanding.
The young boy who disclosed this to the deceased’s friend, Ene Ogbe, said that his father, told them that beating a woman was a good thing and that at one time their father had pushed their mother out of the car after a Wednesday church service, forcing their mother to walk back home.
Ogbe, while revealing the discussion with the deceased’s children alleged that the young Nwachukwu told her that their father also seized two vehicles given to the late singer and asked her to board bikes.
She said: “By God’s grace, I was in our beloved late sister’s house this evening again and am glad that the police actually arrested him. But what baffles me is the way and manner he has polluted the children’s minds!! I had a chat with the firstborn, and I almost started crying again.
“This boy told me the ordeal his mom had been going through with his dad, how he beats her up in any little argument, he said aunty; my dad pushed my mom out of the car at night after Wednesday service, and bad boys snatched my mom’s bag that night. How mom got home that night I can’t tell because dad left her, people dashed my mom these two cars (pointed at them for me to see) but dad at times would say my mom should take a bike while we go in the car. Even when we were coming back from church my mom would stand under the sun and we would drive and pass her and we would wave at her. My dad told us that beating women is good.
“I had to cut in the conversation, and I told him it is very wrong to beat a woman and that God is against it, and I talked sense into him. He said they are happy that their dad was arrested because he shouted and beat them up.
“The second-born sang for us too; he has a golden voice like the mom. The first son said my mom always kept quiet for my daddy and she always forgave, and now she has died and I told him not to worry as his mom is in heaven!!! May the soul of our beloved sister rest in peace and may God take care of the four kids she left behind. Amen!!”
Meanwhile, the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs in a letter signed by the honourable minister on Monday vowed that it would leave no stone unturned in unravelling the cause of Osinachi’s death as she’s believed to have died due to domestic violence she suffered from her husband.