A top Nigerian media personality, Toke Makinwa has advised her fans to opt for separation if marriage appears to be threatening their peace.
She stated this while reacting to a high court judgment in Abuja which sentenced Maryam Sanda, an FCT resident, to death by hanging after she was convicted for the murder of Bilyamin Mohammed Bello, her husband.
According to her, “nobody is worth throwing the rest of your life in jail or even worse a death sentence for”.
Bittertruth Media recalls that Sanda was said to have stabbed her husband over alleged infidelity, although she claimed he had died after falling on a broken piece of ‘shisha’ pot during an argument.
Advising women to dismiss cultural reservations that frown at divorce, Makinwa said:
“They say divorce isn’t an option, it’s a sin. They say it’s not our tradition. But, if you die or kill someone in anger, the same people will only cry with you as you throw your life away,” she wrote.
“Try separation first. If things don’t get better, choose you. Life is tough, people are angry, there’s frustration. The only sanity you can guarantee is yours. If someone is threatening your peace please separate from them.
“At least you can both be alive to raise your kids, and maybe one day find a resolve. Stop testing yourself. I know some conversations are tough but they must be had.
“I know some conversations are tough but they must be had, nobody is worth throwing the rest of your life in jail or even worse, a death sentence, anger is evil, choose your mental health and walk away always. It’s hard, it’s tough but one minute of anger can take away everything.”
Bittertruth Media recalls that Makinwa had in 2017 separated from her husband.