The federal capital territory (FCT) police command has arrested Peter Nwachukwu, husband of Osinachi Nwachukwu, the late gospel musician.
Josephine Adeh, the command’s spokesperson, confirmed his arrest saying, “He is in our custody. He was arrested yesterday (Sunday).”
His arrest comes amid allegations of domestic violence in the wake of her death.
According to Adeh, an investigation has commenced into the circumstances surrounding the demise of the singer.
Osinachi, who is known for her hit single Ekwueme, died at an Abuja hospital on Friday.
There were allegations that her death was as a result of domestic violence.
On Sunday, her older sister, Favour Made confirmed she died as a result of complications arising from years of domestic violence adding that Osinachi Nwachukwu refused intervention from the family.
Deborah Enenche, the daughter of the Senior Pastor of the Dunamis Gospel International Centre, Paul Enenche, has vowed that those responsible for the death of Osinachi Nwachukwu will be brought to book within the confines of the law.
Nwachukwu a notable gospel artist revered among members of the church where she was a worship minister and the larger Christian society, died on Friday from alleged domestic violence.
Deborah while reacting to the development on Sunday, said measures will be taken to ensure that justice is served on whoever was involved in her demise.
“I believe she not only passed due to the compendium of physical hurt and pain; she died of a broken heart. I will personally do my best to ensure that the offending Party in the equation is punished to the full extent of the law. He will not go scot-free. There will be many measures taken to also protect the children and her family as well,” the younger Enenche who is a lawyer said.
She maintained that her father who advocates for people to remove themselves from a “deeply unhealthy marriage”, did everything to ensure that the departed was removed from her situation while caring for her.
“Bear in mind that there was no knowledge of the physical abuse, if such had come to light, we would not be here,” she wrote.