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Is It Legal In Nigeria To Beat Your Wife?

I don’t know how many of you in the UK read the Daily Mail. I don’t, but my attention was brought to an article on Page 19 of today’s Daily Mail (Sat 8th April, 2006).

The Column “Platell’s People” has an article on Damilola Taylor – “Sorry, Mr Taylor, but Britain’s not THAT bad”.

Anyway, she goes on to say “In Nigeria, wife-beating is legal, child labour widespread, health care nonexistent and the criminal justice system is deeply corrupt”

Is wife-beating legal in Nigeria? If it is not then an apology from Ms Amanda Platell will be in order.

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If beating a woman means it's legal, then I guess it's legal everywhere to beat a woman, including Britain!

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He did not know anything, How can wife beating be legal in Nigeria?Please it very very very illegal to beat a wife Nigeria. it is only madman that will want to beat up his wife.

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o yah, it is acceptable and normal in some societies oh

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Wife beating is practised worldwide,

but lets just say the police are not as responsive as others in the matter here.

but it is not accepted in the society.

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There's no country in the world where some unthinking men dont beat their wives. It happens a lot in the UK and the wives dont usually leave the men. They only leave the men when they realise the guy doesn't even want them again. It's pathetic but it's only silly and silly women who would find themselves in such situations in the first place.

To the poster of this, IT IS NOT LEGAL TO BEAT YOUR WIFE IN NIGERIA. It's assault!!!

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Its legal because if a wife goes to the police and report ha husband am sure the police guys would laugh and b confused on what to do because its like a normal tin here.

How does that make it legal?

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If only women were not too foolish and too passive to enforce their rights, things will be better.

Until then, woman abuse will continue. You will be mistreated and your daughters in future generations too.

All the laws in the world wil not help a woman who thinks her husband has the right to beat her.

That's why spousal abuse is as common in countries like the US that have more specific laws against this.

If you don't have a sense of dignity, you'll be beaten like the worthless sack that you are in your mind.

Nonsense. How can the women of Nigeria be more tolerant of spousal abuse than men? Mumus all of you!

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not only in nigeria everywhere in africa

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Police my Bottom.

The Police are not fools, they know very well.

No family will support their "Wife/Daughter" going to police and carrying family matter out of the house.

A woman that goes to police (without her family) has lost the case.

No one will listen to her story again.

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Why woul you think of something like that in the first place?

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What do we say of husband beaters? I'm sure there are women out there who beat their husband.

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I second that Kenshin

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The police man probably kicked the living day light outta his wife before showing to work that morning.

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Nigeria's own is too much. You have a non-entity having police escorts for his children. Police also act as security guards for others.

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yes  @JosBoy4Lif u are right, most times the police end up squashing the case if adequately 'settled' but then am yet to see any police force  in the world that can claim to be without it's own issues of corruption

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How many of these incidents actually make it to the police?

And do the police actually give a damn about these family affairs, i thought all NPF wants is settlement

How u go settle this one?

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actually it is illegal, if the incident is reported as assault and battery then the husband could be arrested.

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It's not legal but it's accepted as a "norm." Aren't there wife-beaters in US and in the UK?

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Its legal because if a wife goes to the police and report ha husband am sure the police guys wud laugh and b confused on wat to do because its like a normal tin here.

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