It was an atmosphere of grief at Amakpoke Umuaku Isuochi in Umunneochi L ocal Government Area of Abia State, as Mrs Amarachi Ume, the twin sister of the late singer, Osinachi Nwachukwu, said the family tried to rescue her from a manipulative marriage to no avail.
Reading her biography, Amarachi, whose husband constantly wiped tears from her eyes during the occasion said, “Osinachi Nwachukwu got hooked into marriage with Peter Nwachukwu, which was consummated on the 31st of August, 2008.
“The marriage was sheer manipulation. This denied her peace, joy, care, and almost the good things of life through the domestic maltreatment by the so-called husband, Mr Peter Nwachukwu.
“Her death occurred on the 8th of April, 2022, and is still under police investigation due to the alleged domestic violence against her by Peter Nwachukwu.
“Even before her death, all efforts were made to pull Osinachi out, but she believed that Peter would change”.
Amarachi and his brother, Joseph Eze refused to speak to Sunday PUNCH afterward.
However, the mother, Madam Ezinne Caroline Madu described the demise of her first child as sorrowful.
“Osinachi, your death is grief, sorrow, and pains. You have died to bring many good fruits and healing of wounds to your generation,” she said. She however refused to comment further on the issue because it was a case pending in the court.
Meanwhile, the certificate of incorporation of Osinachi’s foundation was presented by the member representing Isukwuato/Umunnechi at the House of Representatives, Nkeiru Onyejeocha, said it was hard to believe that Osinachi was dead adding, “Unfortunately, she had to pass through what she passed through before she died. She is God’s own daughter and now singing for the angels and for her family”.
She urged people to use Osinachi’s death to reconnect to God and urged her children, and siblings to look up to God.
The House of Representative smember assured that she would take up the school fees of Osinachi’s children up to the university level and warned those that would run the foundation not to politicise the foundation and must be accountable.
She prayed that Osinachi’s children will be in a better marriage, adding that “anyone using the foundation contrary to its purpose will suffer”.
Fielding questions, Onejeocha said since the matter relating to Osinachi’s death was in the court, she expected that the court would judge the matter according to the evidence before it.
Earlier in his homily, Pastor Ipila Solomon, the Regional Pastor (South East), Dunamis International Gospel said that afterlife, comes death and that all will then give an account of his or her life journey on earth.
“Therefore, to have eternity, one must accept Jesus Christ as Lord and saviour. Repentance turns all away from sin”, Pastor Ipila preached.
The family explained that the Osinachi Foundation, whose certificate was received on Friday, will take care of and support men, women, and children to reach their “capacities” in life and thanked Onyejeocha for her interface with the Minister of Women Affairs over the matter.
The family said that because of her intervention, the Federal Government had taken up the prosecution of the matter in court, while the President General of Amakpoke Autonomous Community, Chief Geoffrey Eke described Osinachi’s death as “horrible and painful”.