This Law Is Still In Effect In Nigeria And It’s Not African Culture BY AGBA JALINGO

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Section 55 (d) of the Penal Code provides that:

“Nothing is an offence which does not amount to the infliction of grievous hurt upon any person and which is done –

(d) By a husband for the purpose of correcting his wife such husband and wife being subject to any native law or custom in which such correction is recognized as lawful.”

So who defines what grievous injury is?

So can a man ask his wife to go on her knees, hurt her if he likes as long as the hurt is not grievous?

Yours sincerely,

Citizen Agba Jalingo is the Publisher of CrossRiverWatch and a rights activist, is a Cross Riverian and writes in from Lagos.

NB: Opinions expressed in this article are strictly attributable to the author, Agba Jalingo and do not represent the opinion of CrossRiverWatch or any other organization the author works for/with.

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