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Domestic Violence: 70 Men Beaten By Their Wives In One Year, Says Lagos Govt

Lagos State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation Cecilia Dada

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

Also, 592 women reported being beaten by their husbands during the year under review.

This was disclosed on Tuesday by the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation (WAPA), Cecilia Dada, at a ministerial press briefing to mark the first one year in office of the second term of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

According to the commissioner, 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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