Ms. Favour Made, the elder sister of late gospel singer, Osinachi Nwachukwu, has shed more light on the controversy surrounding her sister’s death.
News of the death of the “Ekweme” singer broke over the weekend, with different accounts of the cause of her death. According to some accounts, the singer died of throat cancer, but intimate friends of the deceased soon discredited the story, claiming that she died as a result of domestic violence by her husband.
In an exclusive interview with Vanguard, the deceased’s sister, Favour Made, said her sister died as a result of a cluster of blood in the chest from the kicking she allegedly got from her husband, Mr. Peter Nwachukwu.
She added that the singer refused to get out of the abusive marriage despite several pleas from her family because she felt that God was against divorce.
“She did not die of cancer. The husband, Mr Peter Nwachukwu hit her with his leg on the chest. All these while, he had been beating her but my sister hid all that she was passing through from us. Before now, we told her to come out of the marriage, we told her that they are not divorcing, that it’s just separation. But she felt that God is against divorce.
We told her that separation is not a sin but just for her to stay alive and take care of her children. She will always tell us to relax that the man will change. So, when the man kicked her on the chest, she fell down and he took her to the hospital but he did not even tell us. It was her friend who lives in Ebonyi state that called her twin sister, because Osinachi has a twin sister, to ask, ‘did your sister tell you that Peter hit her on the chest? the sister then told her no.
It was the hitting on the chest that killed her. My brother had to ask doctor what killed her and doctor said that there were clusters of blood on her chest. Unfortunately, they did not tell the doctor that she was kicked on the chest because; doctor could have known what to do if he had idea of what happened. Each time we talked to her, she will be pleading for peace and if we move to act, she will tell us no, that we should calm down”, Vanguard quoted Favour as saying.