As Table Turn, 70 Men Physically Assaulted By Wives – Lagos Govt

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The Albino Foundation Public Notice

By Ruby Leo

70 men have so far been physically assaulted in various cases of domestic violence carried out against them by their wives within the year, the Lagos government has stated.

At a ministerial press briefing to mark the first anniversary of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s second term in office, the commissioner for women affairs and poverty alleviation in Lagos, Bolaji Cecilia-Dada, noted that the ministry recorded 662 cases of sexual violence, highlighting that 21 women did not provide sufficient information about their situations.

Her words: “The domestic violence unit recorded the total number of sexual violence cases from 2023 to date. Through the ministry, 23 males came to report cases of gender-based violence, and 247 women also came.

“Through our toll-free lines, 43 males reported and 324 females reported, and 21 women did not give adequate information. So a total of 662 cases were reported from 2023 till date.”

Meanwhile Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, the Executive Secretary of the Lagos Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency (DSVA), said that between September 2022 and July 2023, at least 340 men reported experiencing domestic violence from their wives.

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