WEALTH THROUGH THE BARREL?
By D S
So a woman hires hitmen to finish off the husband. The hitmen, for reasons well-known to themselves, reach out to the husband, confess that they have been hired to send him to the maker. The husband reports to the police. The police lay a trap, and they arrest the accomplices then later go for the woman.
Interestingly, this is a familiar story- though with different characters, a different setting, and a different plot. But it is a familiar story all the same. We all have at some point heard the pejorative phrase that behind every rich (insert community) woman, there is a dead husband. Well, that phrase is somehow inaccurate, but it paints a grotesque image of what exactly happens these sides of the Sahara.
In this particular case, their marriage was on the rocks. In fact, the marriage couldn’t be salvaged since the woman had moved out of the marital home and was cohabiting with another man. The woman has two kids. She left them behind.
They had joint properties. I can’t tell if there was any agreement on how to divide property, but they had joint properties- ranging from a flat to an electronics shop. In her mind, the woman must have imagined that if she got the husband out of the way, then she’d inherit all the property. She could use the estate to finance the lifestyle she’d dreamed of. Spoil her boyfriend. Live large. Do all she desires. Yes, she will be free as a bird. GREED.
But as fate would have it, the plan was aborted. The woman and her accomplice are charged with a conspiracy to commit murder. And they are both staring at very long prison terms. While they’ll be behind bars, the man will manage the property. He will be entitled to all the proceeds. He might remarry, while the woman will be eating badly cooked beans. But it shouldn’t be lost that this was a close shave with death.
Ladies and gentlemen, be wise. There are things you can do to avoid such unfortunate eventualities.
First off, if there is no love in a marriage and the other party is indifferent and there are no hopes of salvaging the union and one of you wants out, then don’t waste time, as soon as things hit the rocks, figure out how to divide the property, redo your will to reflect how you’d want your estate to divest in case of your demise and in light of the break up.
Our woman’s motivation to kill the estranged husband was because she knew that she could still benefit from his estate as she would claim that she is still his wife.
Second, you people need to know your partners. That is why there is courtship before marriage. Take time to study a person’s character and what they are capable of. They might not kill a person during that time so that you know they are capable of murder, but just observe from the demeanor, talks, and reactions of that person. Something will give them away if you are observant.
All is vanity, good people.
All is vanity! You may kill the man, but do you think you’ll enjoy the wealth in peace? One, you run the risk of being caught, charged, and sentenced to hang or life imprisonment, should your scheme go through.
Two, you will be haunted. You do not want to have heaps of gold in your house but with misery in the heart.
Three, you have kids. Young kids. You don’t love their father, but they do. If you love them, then you will not deny them the privilege of growing up with their father.
Four, it is wise to always pause and think before you do anything you can’t undo. Never jump into a hole before you know how deep it is- it could be a bottomless abyss. Don’t kill a person if you can’t bring them back to life should you need to. And five, you will be asked to account someday. It may not be in this world, but you must one day account for every deed and misdeed.