Nigerian media personality Toke Makinwa has thrown her weight behind the issue of divorce, urging people in an abusive marriage to choose themselves and walk away before they die or kill someone out of anger.
The On-Air-Personality stated this in a series of tweets on Monday in reaction to the death by hanging sentence slammed on Maryam Sanda who stabbed her husband, Bilyaminu Bello to dead out of anger.
According to reports, Sanda was suspicious that late Bello was cheating on her due to some messages she reportedly saw on his phone. A police report says she killed her husband with a broken bottle in Abuja on November 19, 2017. The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, convicted her for premeditated murder and sentenced her to death by hanging on Monday, January 27, 2020.
In reaction to the story, Toke Makinwa tweeted that though people say divorce is not an option and not the tradition of Nigeria, yet when one dies or kills someone out of anger, all that those who are against divorce would do is to cry when the culprit is thrown in jail or sentenced to death. “Try separation first and if things don’t get better, choose you”, the 35-year-old socialite advised.
She didn’t end there, Toke Makinwa insisted via her tweets that “nobody is worth throwing the rest of your life in jail or even worse, a death sentence”. She urged her followers to choose their mental health and walk away from an abusive marriage. “It’s hard, it’s tough but one minute of anger can take away everything”, she added.
Makinwa is not new in the issue of an abusive marriage and walking away from it. Recall that she was married to Maye Ayinde in June 2015. A year later, the marriage crashed. According to reports, her estranged husband impregnated one Anita who he has been seeing for 8 years.
On March 2016, Toke Makinwa filled for divorce over her husband’s infidelity scandal. She successfully walked away from the marriage to continue her life as a media personality, influencer, entrepreneur and writer.