Peter Nwachukwu still married to another wife besides late gospel singer, Osinachi

Peter Nwachukwu still married to another wife besides late gospel singer, Osinachi

Family members of Osinachi Nwachukwu say they just discovered that the late gospel singer's husband was previously married before he met and mar

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Family members of Osinachi Nwachukwu say they just discovered that the late gospel singer’s husband was previously married before he met and married the singer.

Peter Nwachukwu is believed to have wedded the woman in a church but hid the union from Osinachi and her family.

Narrating how he discovered the photo album which exposed Nwachukwu’s secret, the child said, “One day, my father was away and forgot to lock up his room. So, I entered and a voice within told me to explore the room. Then, I saw the album and out of curiosity, I opened it and saw daddy’s old photographs. From the photos, I could see that my daddy lived a wayward life.

“So, I closed the album and kept it where daddy hid it. I couldn’t tell mummy or anyone because I was very afraid that daddy will kill me if he found out that I knew about the photos. Mummy once tried to search for things like this (album) in daddy’s room, but could not find anything.”

According to the report, after the child brought out the hidden secret album for the world to see, the already distraught relatives of the late gospel singer were shocked to know that Nwachukwu, was once married to another woman in a church long before coming for Osinachi’s hand in marriage about 10 years ago.

Osinachi’s family said they never knew of his previous marriage

“We never knew Nwachukwu was previously married to another woman. If ever we knew about it prior to now, we may not have allowed Osinachi to marry him. Osinachi must have been through a lot of pain which she, unfortunately, kept away from us.”

The late singer died last Friday, April 8, from injuries she sustained after her husband allegedly beat her up. Relatives and friends claim Nwachukwu had over the years subjected the singer to a series of verbal and physical abuse.

Nwachukwu is currently in police custody, while a post-mortem examination on late Osinachi’s body will be carried out at the National Hospital, Abuja on Wednesday, April 13, to ascertain the cause of her death.

Family members discover late Osinachi

Meanwhile, Nwachukwu has denied claims of abusing her while she was alive.

Nwachukwu was arrested on Sunday, April 10 by the FCT police command on grounds of suspected culpable homicide.

Speaking from police custody, Nwachukwu said his late wife had been battling an illness since November last year, The Nation reports.

He said that he first took her to Federal Medical Center (FMC), later to Gwagwalada General hospital, and then to National hospital, where she died. He did not say the nature of her illness.

Nwachukwu who is now in the custody of the State Criminal Investigations Department (SCID), was led in handcuffs and taken to their matrimonial home to provide evidence of the hospitals he claimed to have taken his deceased wife to for treatment.

An autopsy is to be carried out on late Osinachi’s body today April 13 to determine the cause of her death.