The late gospel singer Osinachi Nwachukwu’s sister Favor Madu instructed a Federal Excessive Court docket within the Capital Territory on Monday that her sister was handled like an animal by her husband, Peter Nwachukwu.
Madu, 44, an information processor on the Nationwide Human Rights Fee (NHRC), Enugu, testified as a second witness for the prosecution within the alleged manslaughter case filed towards Nwachukwu by the Lawyer Basic’s workplace.
When the prosecutor, Aderonke Imana, requested Madu what had occurred as a result of she wished justice, she mentioned: “Her husband by no means handled her effectively.
“He handled her like an animal, he beat her anyway, he by no means made her joyful and he by no means allowed her to hitch his household.”
Madu instructed the court docket that her sister married in 2008 and had 4 kids, including that the eldest was 12 whereas the final woman was seven.
Withness additional said that they referred to Nwachukwu as “Supervisor” as a result of she was in charge of the whole lot, together with her cash, and her worry of him made her not relate effectively to her household.
“There was a time when she went for help and when she requested for an internship payment, she was instructed that N2 million had been paid into her husband’s account.
“He was in control of reserving occasions, elevating cash and simply telling her to go minister with out giving pocket cash.
“When my father was sick, he wished to come back to Abuja for remedy, however the defendant refused and ultimately died.
“Throughout the journey to our father’s burial, the defendant slapped her as a result of she complained about how agitated she was.
“My sister developed an ulcer from starvation as a result of Nwachukwu by no means offered for her household.
“He was the provider for the household. My sister owns the home they lived in.
“He kicked her out of the home with their final child within the rain and it was her first child who hid a wrap to cowl the infant,” Madu mentioned.
Throughout the cross-examination of withness, the protection lawyer, IA Aliyu, requested the withness if the household anticipated to profit from her late sister’s funds, replied affirmatively.
When requested if she had requested what led to her sister’s demise in hospital, she mentioned the defendant prevented the deceased’s twin sister and her brother who had been within the hospital from asking docs.
The decide, Choose Njideka Nwosu-Iheme, dismissed the witness and adjourned the matter to Tuesday, for the continuation of the listening to.
The Nigerian Information Company (NAN) studies that in Monday’s proceedings, different members of the family of the deceased singer, Osinachi, had been in court docket.
His two kids, mom, brother and twin sister, are additionally in court docket.
The defendant was sued on June 3 and remanded in custody within the Kuje Custodial Heart after pleading not responsible to the alleged homicide cost filed towards him by the Federation Lawyer Basic.
Subsequently he was despatched again to pre-trial detention pending the listening to and the willpower of the indictment of 23 counts bordering on home violence and homicide initiated towards him.
Nwachukwu was arrested by Nigerian police after his spouse died on April 8 following widespread allegations by their kids, household and colleagues of being liable for his demise. (NAN)