Uxoricide Cases in South Western Nigeria: Causes and Preventions

MICHAEL, Onyedikachi Akpa, ASABIA, Omoniyi Joseph, OGUNYOLU, Olufunmilola Adunni, NGIGE, Ogochukwu Constance, IYAWE, Seyi Akinyemi, ALIMI, Sheriff


Uxoricide simply refers to killing of one’s wife or girlfriend by husband or boyfriend respectively. The killing of a wife by their husband calls for serious concerns especially because of the love bond shared by the couple previously and one wonders how this could have degenerated into homicide. Uxoricide is a crime against the state classified under homicide. Uxoricide is a very important topic and disturbing menace to the families and society in general. The consequence and penalties ranges from fines or imprisonment to death. As such, researching into the root causes and mitigating the effects via viable preventions is what this study stands to address. The data articles contained in this work are the analysis (both descriptive and inferential) obtained from Lagos and Ogun state as the study population.

Keywords: Uxoricide Cases, South Western Nigeria

DOI: 10.7176/JAAS/80-06

Publication date:June 30th 2022

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