The late Nigerian gospel singer, Osinachi Nwachukwu, was a woman whose music sent its listeners to the heavens.
Her sonorous voice and melody, coupled with deep lyrics, were enough to make a stone-hearted individual repent right on the spot without even attending a physical service.
However, Osinachi passed away on April 8, 2022, with cause of her death said to be throat cancer.
Shockingly, her close relatives accused her husband, Peter Nwachukwu, of having a hand in her death, as he had been “assaulting” her during her lifetime.
This allegation led to his arrest, after which an autopsy was carried out.
However, the National Autopsy stated that there was no mark of violence on the deceased.
The report listed the causes of Osinachi’s death as “generalised organ pallor; bilateral leg swelling; fluid in the sac containing the heart; tumour deposits in and on the heart, lungs, and kidneys; a massively enlarged heart; and fluid around the lungs that restricts breathing”.
It is on this basis that Mr. Nwachukwu’s lawyer, A.Aliyu, filed a “no-case” submission on behalf of his client, saying the family of the late Osinachi is trying to frame him up.
He argued that the medical practitioners testified that the deceased did not suffer any form of violence resulting in her death.
But a Federal Capital Territory High Court dismissed the no-case submission application.
Mr. Peter Nwachukwu is facing prosecution in a case filed by the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation.
He pleaded not guilty to 23 counts bordering on domestic violence and homicide, among others.
On Tuesday, the judge adjourned the matter until November 22 and 23 for defence.
The love of Osinachi lives on in the hearts of many, as her music ministry was and is still a blessing to the world.