The late gospel singer, Osinachi’s sister, Favour Madu, told a Federal Capital Territory High Court, on Monday said her sister was treated like an animal by her husband, Peter Nwachukwu.
Madu, 44, a data processing officer with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Enugu, testified as a second witness for prosecution in the alleged culpable homicide case brought against Nwachukwu by the Attorney-general’s office.
When Madu was asked by the prosecution counsel, Aderonke Imana what happened that she wanted justice, she said “Her husband never treated her well. He treated her like an animal, beats her anyhow, never made her happy and never allowed her to associate with her family.
She further stated that they referred to Nwachukwu as ‘Manager’ because he had control of everything including her money, and the fear she had of him, made her not to relate well with her family.
“There was a time she went for ministration and when she asked for stage fee, she was told that N2 million had been paid into her husband’s account.
“When my father was ill, he wanted to come to Abuja for treatment but the defendant refused and he eventually died.
“While travelling for our father’s burial, the defendant slapped her because she complained of how rough he was driving.
“My sister developed ulcer as a result of starvation because Nwachukwu never provided for his family.
“She was the provider for the family. My sister owns the house they lived in.
“He drove her out of the house with their last baby under the rain and it was her first son that snuck a wrapper to cover the baby,” Madu said.