Domestic violence against men increases in Lagos – Criminologist UI
A new doctoral study by Uzoamaki Chukwuma from the University of Ibadan found that many men in Lagos state are experiencing spousal abuse.
According to the study, many married men are victims of spousal abuse, but suffer in silence because “society does not believe that men can be victims of spousal abuse; hence the non-disclosure of this experience due to fear of stigmatization. “
This was part of the results of a doctoral dissertation conducted by Dr. Ifeani Uzoamaka Chukwuma entitled “Spousal Violence Against Men in Lagos State, Nigeria.”
Under the supervision of renowned criminologist and former Vice-Rector (Academician) Professor Adejink Aderinto, the study found that married men from a sample of the population in Kosof, mainland Lagos, Agege, Mushina and Ikorodu were victims of various forms of spousal violence. …
According to Dr.Uzoamaki Chukwuma, married men suffered primarily from emotional abuse, followed by sexual, physical and economic abuse.
He explained that men who are older than their wives have experienced more violence than men who are younger than their wives.
According to her, married men whose wives were not in their first marriage are twice as likely to suffer from spousal abuse, and men who are in a polygamous marriage are less likely to be victims of spousal abuse.
A criminologist who successfully defended her thesis in the Department of Sociology said that despite the insults, “the men did not report it because they were afraid of the reactions of friends and family, they did not want third parties to intervene and because they were still financially dependent on them. wives “.
Dr Chukwuma, noting that spousal abuse of men is unreported despite being widespread in Lagos, urged the federal and state governments to establish centers to work with spousal abusers and to bring perpetrators to justice. attitude of women.
Source: – Independent ng