Hit your woman and go to jail - New Domestic Violence Law in Lagos State

Date: 05-08-2013 10:16 pm (7 years ago) | Author: sunday Kayode
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- at 5-08-2013 10:16 PM (7 years ago)
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There's a new Domestic Violence Law in Lagos State, and it states that if you beat your wife, you will go to Jail. It is now an offense for any man to hit his wife.

According to the deputy governor of Lagos State, Hon Joke Orelope-Adefulire, the Domestic Violence Law is made not only to protect women who are most times the target of violence in the home but also to safeguard the interest of men, children, servants, maids and everyone who may be a victim of domestic violence.

In case of man/woman abuse issues, it does not matter whether there's a valid contracted marriage between the victim and the perpetrator of the act as long as they are living together in a home setting. Continue...

Here's what happens when there's a case of domestic violence.
1. Remove the abuser from the home pending when the abuse is corrected
2. Or remove the complainant from the residence and put in a protective home
3. Provision of financial assistance by the state via the Office of the Public Defender/Legal Aid Council to victims of abuse who maybe financially unable to seek redress in court.
4. The court can issue warrant of arrest and remand order
http://www.tundeola.com/2013/08/hit-your-woman-in-lagos-and-go-to-jail.html#more

Posted: at 5-08-2013 10:16 PM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
- JOSYBABY at 5-08-2013 11:11 PM (7 years ago)
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Thank God o..I pray it is established.
Posted: at 5-08-2013 11:11 PM (7 years ago) | Newbie
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- maxzy277 at 5-08-2013 11:15 PM (7 years ago)
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At last, We are coming on dis issue.
Posted: at 5-08-2013 11:15 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Biddy007 at 5-08-2013 11:31 PM (7 years ago)
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But ladies dont take advantage if this o
Posted: at 5-08-2013 11:31 PM (7 years ago) | Newbie
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- praytoGod4help at 5-08-2013 11:31 PM (7 years ago)
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Make una nor go turn pipo husband to prisoners later una go abadon deir wife and children for street, God dey look una as una dey pass the law
Posted: at 5-08-2013 11:31 PM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- chicco77 at 5-08-2013 11:32 PM (7 years ago)
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 Cool Cool
Posted: at 5-08-2013 11:32 PM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- carolips at 5-08-2013 11:49 PM (7 years ago)
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Good news. Hope its stays on for good.
Posted: at 5-08-2013 11:49 PM (7 years ago) | Newbie
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- steveoneal at 5-08-2013 11:59 PM (7 years ago)
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good development!!!
Posted: at 5-08-2013 11:59 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- DarkCoco at 6-08-2013 12:07 AM (7 years ago)
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Nice

Posted: at 6-08-2013 12:07 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Jennybaby at 6-08-2013 12:11 AM (7 years ago)
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Gud one
Posted: at 6-08-2013 12:11 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- dickman2 at 6-08-2013 12:25 AM (7 years ago)
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story..
Posted: at 6-08-2013 12:25 AM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- ebiteck at 6-08-2013 12:34 AM (7 years ago)
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very good, this will end some shit that has been happening
Posted: at 6-08-2013 12:34 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- angesco at 6-08-2013 12:36 AM (7 years ago)
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Well done. Domestic violence is just another example of thuggery and people have been getting away with it for too long!

Children grow up in houses (I won't describe them as homes) and witness this behaviour and think it is okay to beat someone into submission. Well it is not. They too then grow up and continue the culture because they view it as a normal part of married life which it is not.

My only concern is that whereas in the western world, some victims of domestic violence will come forward for help but in Nigeria I envisage families pleading with their daughters not to put the family name or husbands name to shame by reporting such violence to the authorities!

And without the family backing how do they cope. So to maintain a semblance of 'a good marriage' they stay put and the beatings continue.

So I hope the government assures the people who want to come forward that everything will be treated with strict confidentiality.
Posted: at 6-08-2013 12:36 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Andy47 at 6-08-2013 01:05 AM (7 years ago)
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you now see why we need people like fashola or APC for president? lagos is almost not different from other advanced cities like london.
Posted: at 6-08-2013 01:05 AM (7 years ago) | Newbie
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- gunners4 at 6-08-2013 01:11 AM (7 years ago)
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This law is only for poor people na
Posted: at 6-08-2013 01:11 AM (7 years ago) | Newbie
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- beneno at 6-08-2013 01:44 AM (7 years ago)
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lagos WOMEN disrespect your husband and be ready for HUNGERSTRIKE  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
Posted: at 6-08-2013 01:44 AM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- EmekaBlue at 6-08-2013 03:10 AM (7 years ago)
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Trust Yoruba women na....Their husband don suffer! LOL
Posted: at 6-08-2013 03:10 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- mary11 at 6-08-2013 03:41 AM (7 years ago)
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Dis law shud also apply 2 d ladies
Run ur mouth on ur husband(abuse ur husband) n go 2 JAIL

Posted: at 6-08-2013 03:41 AM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- Shydaimma at 6-08-2013 04:55 AM (7 years ago)
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Quote from: praytoGod4help on  5-08-2013 11:31 PM
Make una nor go turn pipo husband to prisoners later una go abadon deir wife and children for street, God dey look una as una dey pass the law

I just dey hope for them not to do that

Posted: at 6-08-2013 04:55 AM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- Obifly at 6-08-2013 04:59 AM (7 years ago)
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It's good ideal but it will also bring in the much more harm and trashing of Womanhood.. If a man is not allowed to beat a woman, then the man will use all sorts of bad Names against woman like calling her a bitch a hoe etc.. In this process every woman will be a BITCH IN FEW YEARS TO COME.. ASK THE WESTERN NATION. They will tell you..
Posted: at 6-08-2013 04:59 AM (7 years ago) | Newbie
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