The Dunamis International Gospel Centre Worldwide, has finally reacted to the death of its singer and popular gospel artiste, Osinachi Nwachukwu.
Recall that Osinachi’s death was greeted with angry reactions when news that her husband, Peter Nwachukwu, countlessly abused her in their marriage.
The lead pastor of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre Wordwide, Abuja, Pastor Paul Enenche, while reacting in a video posted on the social media handles of the church, said all he knew was that the late singer and her husband came to him for prayers over a chest pain and respiratory distress she complained about two months ago.
Osinachi, 42, died after spending time at an undisclosed hospital in Abuja.
Enenche said he asked Osinachi’s twin sister if she was aware of the abuse she suffered in the hands of her husband and she confirmed it.
He said, “Over two-and-a-half months to three months ago, she came to see me with her husband with complaints of chest pain and respiratory distress. I prayed for her and prayed again.
“When the symptoms did not abate, I counselled that they went to the hospital to help us know exactly what we were dealing with and they asked if I could help them facilitate that process. I called our head of medical team, Dr Osang, who is a consultant paediatrician with the Federal Medical Centre, Keffi (Nasarawa State) to assist to handle their situation.
“He called the FMC, Jabi (Abuja), where they attended to her. On seeing her, they ordered some examinations and investigations and that including CT scan. That was done, and from what the doctors saw, they felt there was the need for further investigation either at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital or the National Hospital, Abuja. I called the doctor at the UATH, Dr Akoh Alexander, and told him the situation.
“Now, if there was domestic violence that led to or coincided with those symptoms she came with two-and-a-half to three months ago, there is no way I would know. If there had been perennial domestic violence, there is no way I would have known.
“The things we are hearing after her passing were very strange to my hearing. Then, I began to ask questions. Then, I asked the twin sister, ‘Were you aware that your sister passed through all these things?’ She said yes, that she knew some of them, but that the majority of them she heard only from those she (Osinachi) confided in.
“I asked her, ‘If you knew, why didn’t you let us know?’ and she said, she (Osinachi) always begged her not to tell the pastor or the church that the man would change and asked for prayers. That continued to happen.”
The pastor said he asked Osinachi’s first son about the abuse and the boy said he was afraid of incurring his father’s wrought if he had talked.
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