On Friday, Peter Nwachukwu, the husband of famous Nigerian gospel singer, Osinachi, said his wife died from lung cancer.
Mr Nwachukwu also claimed that he never hit his late wife, contrary to public opinion.
The father-of-four said this statement while being escorted to the courtroom in Abuja High court for arraignment on Friday.
He said: “Let me tell the whole world, I have suffered a lot. I have been abandoned. What killed my wife was cancer of the lungs; I didn’t hit my wife. Cancer of the lungs killed my wife, Osinachi Nwachukwu, so I’m suffering for what I do not know”!
Osinachi died on April 8, and many of her colleagues accused her husband of subjecting her to domestic violence, leading to her death.
The 42-year-old songstress was a lead singer at the Dunamis International Gospel Centre.
It was initially reported that the singer died of throat cancer. Still, shortly after the news of her death went viral, her family and friends lamented that her union with Peter Nwachukwu was a violent one.
Mr Nwachukwu was arrested on April 11, 2022, by the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja Police Command, after Osinachi’s younger brother reported a case of culpable homicide against him.
He then appeared before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, on May 27 for the first time, where he was charged with 23-count by the federal government.
During the court session on Friday, the judge, N.K. Nwosu-Iheme remanded Mr Nwachukwu, at the Kuje Correctional Facility, pending the hearing and determination of the homicide-related suit instituted against him by the Attorney-General of the Federation.