On recent allegations of domestic violence Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe’s hotelier husband, Lanre Gentry is said to be under investigation for beating up his wife. The couple have been together as husband and wife for seven years and this is the second time Lanre is being accused of battering his wife, Mercy. She is said to have been enduring domestic violence for sometime as the husband believes she’s engaging in acts of adultery. But another version of the story suggests that her husband is already dating a lady, Opemititi, who was close to Mercy Aigbe, thus making it difficult for the actress and hubby to reconcile.Reports gathered that the gorgeous actress has dragged her husband, Gentry, to the Lagos Ministry of Women Affairs (LMWA) for investigation and prosecution over alleged battery and assault. As investigation is on-going, Lanre has been denying the allegations on social media.According to reports, a top official with LMWA who pleaded animosity, revealed that the case has been brought to the attention of the body.
He added that it required urgent attention following the mandate from the Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode to curb issues of domestic violence especially against women. He said: “I am commenting on this based on your manner of approach, so please I’d like my privacy to be respected. Truly, the case is with us here.” “It was reported here by the victim herself, and because of the governor’s zero tolerance for domestic violence, we are as a matter of urgency investigating the whole drama. It is a good thing that it has also been brought to the public eye.” He further mentioned: “We’re still very much on top of the matter and we’ll get it to its logical conclusion.” Recall that Mercy shared a post on her Instagram which indicated the presence of abuse. In the post, she advised people should say no to domestic violence. In what seemed like a response, her husband, Lanre also shared a post warning that people say no to promiscuous and irresponsible women.Although Mercy has been quiet about the whole issue and even posted photos of how she was spending her Sunday going to church, the photos and reports prove all is not well.