The Lagos State Government has disclosed that 89 men reported that they were battered by their wives in cases of domestic violence between 2020 and the first quarter of 2021.
Cecilia Bolaji Dada, Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation (WAPA), in the state, said this on Tuesday at a news conference which held in Ikeja, to mark the second year of governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in office.
The commissioner noted that in 2020, a total of 46 men reported at the ministry that their wives violated them.
Dada added that in the first quarter of 2021, 43 men reported that their wives battered them, making it a total of 89 men battered in less than two years.
According to her, the figure captured only cases reported to WAPA.
She noted that some cases were reported directly to the Ministry of Justice and police stations, which the ministry might not be aware of.
However, Dada also disclosed that a total of 664 women were battered by their husbands in Lagos in the past year.
She said 378 women were abused by their husbands in 2020, while 286 women were battered by their spouses in the first quarter of 2021.