Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation (WAPA), Cecilia Bolaji Dada has revealed that 89 men have been reportedly assaulted by their wives in the last 15 months.
Speaking on Tuesday, May 4, at a ministerial news conference to mark the second year of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in office, held in Ikeja, Lagos, the commissioner said between 2020 and 2021, her office has received 89 domestic violence reports from men.
In 2020, a total of 46 men made reports at the ministry that their wives violated them and in the first quarter of 2021, about 43 men have reported claims that their wives battered them.
According to her, these figures are cases only reported to WAPA but there are quite a few who might have reported directly to the Ministry of Justice and Police station.
In her speech, she noted that a total of 664 women reportedly faced domestic violence at the hands of their husbands in Lagos in the past year.
Adding that 378 women were abused by their husbands in 2020, while 286 women were battered by their husbands in the first quarter of 2021.