Many women will cry on hearing news or at the sight of the lifeless body of their partners, irrespective of the circumstances of death.
The opposite, however, is case of Rose Keniah, a 33-year old widow whose husband committed suicide after attempting to kill her at Asotwe, near Ejisu in the Ashanti Region. The man was an expert sharpshooter, but on the day he killed himself, her personal gods were not asleep
For Rose, the passing of Mathias Sedungon, with whom she had been married to for over 16-years, is a blessing in disguise.
She escaped death when the man fired a gun at her at close range and hit her in the shoulder in an apparent attempt to kill her.
It followed misunderstanding between the couple leading to quarrels and subsequent separation of the couple.
Speaking to Adomonline, Rose said she and a company of other women were on their way to farm when her husband, described as a sharp shooter, ambushed and attacked her in September this year.
The interventions from the women who walked with Rose at the time was not enough to dissuade Mathias from his intention on that fateful Wednesday.
He fired and hit Rose before disappearing into the bush.
Moments later, while the woman was being sent to the hospital, news spread that Mathias had committed suicide, few meters away from where he shot his wife.
But Rose is not moved by her husband’s death as the family awaits the Ejisu Police to release the body for burial.
Rose said she survived by divine intervention from the man she had known as a good marksman.
The mother of four who hails from Paga in the Upper East Region of Ghana encouraged persons who are becoming victims of spousal abuse to ‘flee from their threats’ and report their partners to the police.