Osinachi Nwachukwu’s burial date announced

Osinachi Nwachukwu's obituary poster

The family of gospel singer Osinachi Nwachukwu has released her obituary poster.

The poster was uploaded on social media on Wednesday, June 22.

Osinachi Nwachukwu will be buried on Saturday, June 25, 2022, in Abia State.

According to her obituary poster, a night of worship will hold in Abuja on Thursday, June 23 while a night of prayer will hold in Isochi, Umunoci in Abia state on June 24. She will be laid to rest in her father’s compound on Saturday, June 25.

Some of her family members also told BBC Igbo that they plan to return the bride price, which her husband, Peter Nwachukwu, paid as part of her marriage rites.

Osinachi died on April 8 at the National Hospital in Abuja. She is alleged to have died from health complications following years of assault.

Popularly known for her hit song ‘Ekwueme’, Osinachi was a lead singer at the headquarters of Dunamis International Gospel Centre, Abuja. Her death has raised the consciousness of the reality of domestic violence.

Meanwhile, Peter Nwachukwu broke down in tears on Tuesday at the FCT High Court while his wife’s twin sister Amarachi Ezeh was testifying against him.

Mr Nwachukwu is standing trial on a 23-count charge bordering on domestic violence and homicide instituted against him.

The defendant is accused of being responsible for the death of the late gospel singer.

Ezeh shed tears while giving her testimony and at a point, Nwachukwu too wept.

Earlier, the prosecution counsel Aderonke Imana made three oral applications.

The first application prayed the court to rule that persons, other than the parties in the matter, the court officials, correctional service staff and the witness’ guardians, should not be allowed in court when it was time for Osinachi’s two children to give their testimonies.

The second application prayed the court to allow the children to give unsworn evidence.