By Modupe Shodeinde
The Lagos State Government has said 89 men reported that they were battered by their wives in cases of domestic violence between 2020 and the first quarter of 2021.
This was made known by the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation (WAPA), Cecilia Bolaji Dada, on Tuesday, May 4, at a ministerial news conference to mark the second year of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in office, which held in Ikeja, Lagos.
According to the Commissioner, in 2020, a total of 46 men reported at the ministry that their wives violated them.
She added that in the first quarter of 2021, 43 men reported that their wives battered them, making it a total of 89 man battered in less than two years.
She further explained that the figure captured only cases reported to WAPA and that the Ministry might unaware of other cases which had been reported directly to the Ministry of Justice and police station.
Dada further disclosed that a total of 664 women were battered by their husbands in Lagos in the past year, according to cases reported at WAPA.
She said 378 women were abused by their husbands in 2020, while 286 women were battered by their husbands in the first quarter of 2021.