89 men were reportedly beaten by their wives in the last 15 months – Lagos State Government

The Lagos State Government reveals that between 2020 and the first quarter of 2021, 81 men reported that they were being beaten by their wives.

The information was made known on Tuesday, May 4, by the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation (WAPA), Cecilia Bolaji Dada, at a ministerial news conference to mark the second year of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in office, held in Ikeja, Lagos.

She stated that 46 men reported at the ministry that their wives battered them in 2020 and in the first quarter of 2021, 43 men reported that their wives violated them, which makes a total of 89 men in less than 2 years.

The statistics only involved the cases that were reported to WAPA and do not include those that were reported directly to the police or to the Ministry of Justice.

The commissioner revealed that in 2020, 378 women were abused by their husbands while 286 women were abused by their husbands in the first quarter of 2021.



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