Stop Beating Your Husbands, – Lagos Govt Cautions Wives, Frowns At Prevalence

Stop Beating Your Husbands, – Lagos Govt Cautions Wives, Frowns At Prevalence

Lagos State Government has disclosed that at least 70 husbands have been beaten by their wives in the last one year.

 

This is as the government frowned at the high rate of beatings that some wives in Lagos are unleashing on their husbands.

 

The government also said that 592 women reported being beaten by their husbands during the same year under review.

 

This was disclosed in a report made on Tuesday by the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation (WAPA), Cecilia Dada.

 

Speaking at a ministerial press briefing to mark the first one year in office of the second term of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the commissioner explained that a total of 662 domestic violence cases were reported to her ministry in the last one year.

 

Dada further stated that 274 of the cases (27 from male and 247 from female) were reported directly to the ministry, while 388 of the cases (27 from male and 247 from female) were reported through the ministry’s toll-free line.

 

Between September 2022 and July 2023, at least 340 men reported incidences of domestic violence against them by their wives, Executive Secretary of Lagos Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency (DSVA), Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, disclosed in November last year.

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