Veteran Nollywood actress, Stella Damasus has berated people who condemn victims of domestic violence for staying with their abuser.
Sharing her thoughts via a video on her Instagram page, Damasus said that it is normal to want a domestic violence victim to leave the abusive relationship or marriage, but people should not not be attacked for choosing to stay with their abuser.
She explained that attacking them would traumatize them further as their self esteem has been affected from the mental and emotion battering from their partner.
Proffering an alternate approach, Stella advised people to listen to abused victims and try to understand their plight, and then try to find them help. She said one can give them shelter or contact a law-enforcement agency.
Ooni Estranged Wife Speaks On Failed Relationship
Evangelist Naomi Silekunola, the estranged wife of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has hinted on her struggles with the Ooni.
In an Instagram post on Monday, August 29, the mother of one condemned how the police treated an unidentified woman in an incident who had walked away from a failed relationship.
She wrote, “No woman deserves to be bullied. Walking away from abuse should not take away your fundamental human rights and dignity as a woman.
“What just happened with the assistant Commissioner of police at the AIG’S office (Zone 17) in Akure is a pointer to the fact that the system has failed womanhood again. Does it mean that walking away from a relationship mean you should commit suicide? More updates coming.”
Reacting in the comment section of her post, the Queen’s younger sister, Simi stated that no woman deserves what the queen went through, adding that it was time to speak out.
She wrote: “No woman deserves 1% of what you went through, still going through, you have really tried and enough is enough!!! It’s about time the sleeping dog wakes.”
Replying Simi’s comment, the mother of one revealed that she would rather die when she is pushed to a limit. She wrote, “It will be a rude awakening. You know when I’m pushed I will rather die….thank you all for standing by me through this difficult period. They don’t know what’s going on but God will be faithful.”