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Lawyer cautions men against beating wives as disciplinary measure

The lawyer stated that the children were learning such bad habits and abuse from their parents.

• May 21, 2022
Domestic violence
A photo depicting domestic violence used to illustrate the story [Photo credit: Brand Spur]

An Ilorin-based legal practitioner, Taiwo Abdullahi, has advised Nigerian men against physically abusing their wives as a form of discipline.

Mr Abdullahi, who advised in an interview, said the act promotes domestic violence, and that men must learn to tolerate their partners and stop battering them for simple mistakes.

“Most husbands have turned their wives into punching bags. They beat them when any argument arises and cause injury to them.

“Most men lack maturity and cannot tolerate their partner’s mistakes for a second. They will rather resort to beating her to a coma. Stop promoting domestic violence all in the name of simple misunderstanding.

“When you keep beating your wife in the midst of your children, you are passing a wrong message to their brain. They will also learn bad habits from you,” he said.

The lawyer encouraged men to behave maturely, learn how to tolerate their partner’s shortcomings and learn to forgive.


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