On Tuesday, the Ikeja High Court sentenced a 36-year-old woman to death.
She collapsed in the courtroom after hearing the verdict and was later revived and taken away by prison officers to await her death.
This occurred in front of her friends, siblings, and children, who also wept in the courtroom, but the law took its course.
The lady had some issues with her neighbor in the house in Ajegunle, Lagos, which resulted in a fight, and in her rage, she picked up a knife and stabbed the woman, resulting in her death.
I’m sure she didn’t intend to kill her under normal circumstances, but her rage drove her to it, and now she’s paying the price, painfully abandoning her children to their fate.
She does not have a second chance, and she must be deeply regretting her actions. She had blood on her hands; he who kills with a sword must also die with a sword.
Anger can lead to regret for the rest of one’s life. This should serve as a wake-up call to those who resort to fighting at the slightest provocation or reach for a weapon; the outcome will never be positive.