The last has not been heard of the domestic violence case brought against the Mercy Aigbe‘s estranged husband, Lanre Gentry.
While TheNET exclusively obtained results of a CT scan which revealed that the actress got a serious beating as evident with the injuries to head, a close source to the actress’ camp told us that medical personnel at the General Hospital, Ikeja, have advised the actress to go for an eye surgery, as she had sustained serious injury on one eye.
Earlier, the Lagos State Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation commissioner, Lola Akande, had also stated in an interview that when Aigbe came to report the situation at her office, the actress was coughing blood from her nose and mouth and had an injury on the face.
She had wondered what kind of a husband would do that to the actress, disclosing that Gentry is expected to appear in court in two weeks.
Indications show that troubled waters await the hotelier husband of the Nollywood actress, as the law provides that one who is charged for assault is liable to a one-year jail term if found guilty.
According to our findings, section 25, sub-section 351 of the criminal code states, ‘Any person who unlawfully assaults another is guilty of a misdemeanor, and is liable, if no greater punishment is provided, to imprisonment for one year.’
The criminal code explains that assault has taken place if a person strikes, touches, or moves, or otherwise applies force of any kind to the person, either directly or indirectly, without his consent, or with his consent, if the consent is obtained by fraud, or who by any bodily act or gesture attempts or threatens to apply force of any kind to the person of another without his consent, in such circumstances, the act is called an assault.
When we reached Lanre Gentry via a phone call, he denied the claims, insisting that he has never beat his wife.
‘Why don’t you ask Mercy herself?’ he asked, adding, ‘All the pictures you are seeing online are make-up from her movie. I have never beat my wife,’ Gentry said, before ending the call.