The Mercy Aigbe and husband Lanre Gentry domestic violence which has led to him being remanded in prison for not being able to meet bail conditions has generated huge controversial talking points among Nigerians.
The estranged husband of the actress was remanded in Ikoyi prison custody following a three count charge offence bordering on breach of public peace, assault and causing grievous bodily harm on his wife.
Police prosecutor, Inspector N. Peter told the court that Mr. Gentry constantly beat up Mercy and in the last assault, hit her on the nose, which resulted to blood gushing out.
The police prosecutor said the offence committed by Gentry was contrary to and punishable
under sections 157 (f), 168 (a) and 171 of the Criminal Law No II, Vol. 44 Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria 2011.
Lanre is said to have entered a not guilty plea to the three count charge offence. The presiding magistrate, Mrs O. Aje-Afunwa granted him bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in the like sum. According to Aje-Afunwa, both sureties must show proof of tax payment and own a verifiable house in Lagos with title documents.
Since he couldn't meet up with his bail conditions before the Magistrate closed for the day, he was sent to the Ikoyi prison until he fulfills his bail condition.
The amazing thing though is how some people think the fact that Mercy had a child for her husband means she should look away or not press charges after he had beaten her to the point of hospitalization many times!
Some women were even saying there must be a reason why he hit her and what did she do.It is really sad that they still think this way in the 21st century.
Even if Mercy has cheated with 200 men and was unfaithful like the husband said,he had no right to hit her
There is a reason why there is divorce.If you are no longer fit to be together,divorce her.Or go to the gym and fight a man.
I really hope this jail lesson teaches him a lesson.