Lanre Gentry, husband of Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe, is to appear in court today, following a case of physical assault brought against him by the Lagos State Department of Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team, DSVRT.
The actress had on Tuesday visited the office of the Lagos State Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation Commissioner, Mrs Lola Akande, to report the alleged case of assault and battery, after which Mrs Akande handed over the case to the state Ministry of Justice.
The Commissioner said: “I must commend Mercy’s courage, because what she did is what other women who are victims of domestic violence out there need to do. They don’t need to hide it, except they want to die.”
On her part, Coordinator of DSVRT, Mrs. Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, said the order prevents Gentry from getting close to his wife until further notice, assuring that government would pursue the case to a logical conclusion.