Court Stalls Lanre Gentry’s Hearing, As Mercy Aigbe Failed To Show Up
The court hearing of wife beater and Mercy Aigbe‘s enstraged husband, Lanre Gentry failed to hold yesterday (May 24th) as the accuser and domestic violence victim, Mercy couldn’t be seen in court.
By this, officials of the Lagos State Domestic Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT) and Gentry met with the trial Chief Magistrate behind closed door in her chamber and agreed on June 7 for the couple to appear, The Nation reports.
Mercy was expected to tender before the court, through her counsel, the medical report of the alleged domestic violence meted on her by her estranged husband.
A social worker with the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT), Adeola Falade had on April 28 approached the court, on behalf of Mercy Aigbe, to ask for restraining order against Gentry over alleged violence against his wife.
Falade alleged that Gentry had gone to his wife’s tailor’s place “to attack and beat her mercilessly”.