AN APPRAISAL OF THE LAGOS STATE LAW ON THE PROHIBITION OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
The protection against domestic violence is a very crucial issue and is indispensable in the achievement of a safe and serene family and environmental life. Different forms of violence are perpetuated in numerous degrees daily especially against women and children who are usually on the receiving end. It is in recognition of the need to protect against violence and abuses that Lagos State has taken the laudable step of enacting her own Law to provide protection against domestic violence. The fulcrum of this work shall be to appraise the provisions of this law while elucidating upon the nature, impacts and effect of Domestic Violence. The provisions of the law are laudable and commendable and it is suggested that the government embarks upon a more aggressive implementation of the provisions of the law and engage wider publicity and education of all stakeholders on their rights and the need to guard against domestic violence.