‘For Better For Worse Not Death Sentence’ – Celebrities Share Views On Domestic Violence
Violence at home or domestic violence has jumped into the news headlines this week following a viral video where the wife of a Channels Television reporter shows her brutalized face while accusing her husband of of being a violent man.
Though her husband, Pius Angbo, has not told his side of the story, the development has reignited debate on women battering.
Angbo’s wife claimed that her husband often assaulted her over ‘petty’ arguments at home.
But the Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, who is Angbo’s governor, quickly intervened to reconcile husband and wife who thereafter, embraced publicly.
But the quick reconciliation has not stopped some celebrities from doing their own intervention.
In a post on Instagram , a Psychiatrist, Dr. Maymunah Kadiri said the public display of reconciliation by the governor was poorly executed and will further empower the abuser and silence the voice of the woman.
“It’s disgusting to sit back and watch….. This is why I get out of bed every day, this is what I’ve spent my entire life trying to teach, especially women.
“Listen, if you’re in an abusive relationship, summon that courage right now and leave, if you’re so worried about what people will say, well, people will still say something when you die though,” she warned.
She however advised the couple to seek help and professional counseling.
On her part, the founder of the Genevieve Magazine, Betty Irabor, said “FOR BETTER FOR WORSE doesn’t mean you should romanticize suffer head especially when you’re being used as a beast of burden or punch bag which triggers mental and psychological trauma.”
She further warned women not to allow third parties talk them into staying “when you alone know the danger ahead. Leave while your legs can carry you…”
Big Brother Naija 2020 winner, Laycon in his reaction said “this woman is so helpless right now. I pray he doesn’t kill her in the name of marriage. Will the abuser change? What’s the fate of this woman in the hand of Pius Angbo? Hope she’s not sent to her early grave. God help her.”