Lagos state Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation (WAPA), Cecilia Bolaji Dada has revealed that over 89 men were physically abused by their wives in the last 15 months.
These are cases of domestic violence on men in Lagos State between 2020 and the first quarter of 2021.
Cecilia Bolaji Dada, made this known 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.
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.
The commissioner said the figure captured only cases reported to WAPA and that some cases had been reported directly to the Ministry of Justice and police station which the ministry might not be aware of.
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.
“Across U.S. states, nearly a quarter of men reported some form of contact sexual violence in their lifetime. Approximately 1 in 10 men in the U.S. experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner during their lifetime and reported some form of IPV-related impact. Commonly reported IPV-related impacts among male victims were fear, concern for safety, and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, among others.”