Caroline Madu, mother of the late gospel singer Osinachi Nwachukwu, on Monday made some allegations against her son-in-law Peter Nwachukwu at a Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja.
The gospel singer, who passed away on April 8, was initially thought to have died of throat cancer.
But associates claimed it may be connected to an assault by her husband, Peter Nwachukwu, who was later arrested.
The federal government had filed a 23-count charge against Peter.
At the commencement of trial on Monday, the prosecution called 61-year-old Caroline as the first prosecution witness.
Madu told the court that she and Osinachi’s siblings were never allowed to visit the deceased, except one time when she was ill.
The 61-year-old narrated that she visited her daughter when she was sick and when they went to church, Peter left them stranded and drove away with the children.
She alleged that Peter poured water on his wife, their newborn child and his brother-in-law.
She said, “I saw her last in December when she came to Enugu for a programme and before then there was a time she left her matrimonial home because of the ill treatment and she stayed with me for a year and three months before Peter came with a pastor to beg as he had turned a new leaf.
“However, after she returned and gave birth to her third child, she called me that she was hungry and I had to send my son Chibuzor with food stuff to her in Abuja.
“My son after four days called me that he was no longer comfortable as Peter poured water on him and told him never to help in washing his children’s clothes and poured water on Osinachi and her newborn baby when she was praying.”
The defence counsel, I.A Aliyu, however, objected when Madu was asked if she never visited her daughter after delivery, in line with Igbo culture,
Imana in response submitted that Section 7 of the Evidence Act stated that the law stipulated that she could ask questions geared towards areas that would bring out facts leading to the charge against the defendant.
But the judge, Njideka Nwosu- Iheme, sustained the objection saying Section 215 of the Evidence Act allowed questions geared towards areas that would bring out facts, but not questions that would elicit expected responses.
In a viral video shared by Channels TV, Mother and husband of the late gospel singer, Osinachi Nwachukwu were captured at the FCT High Court Abuja on June 20, 2022.
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