By Monsuru Olowoopejo
Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe’s husband, 52-year-old Lanre Gentry, has been docked before a magistrate court 1 sitting at Ogba, Ikeja, on three count charges under the State Criminal law 2011.
His appearance before the court came barely six days after another magistrate Court barred Gentry from coming close to the actress and the two children in her custody.
Gentry, who were alleged to have physically assaulted his wife, Mercy, appeared before the court yesterday and pleaded not guilty to the charges leveled against him by the Lagos State Government.
It would be recalled that the State Government waded into the alleged domestic violence after the actress reported her attack to the Lagos State Government through Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT).
During the court proceeding, the trail magistrate, Mrs. Y.O. Aje-Afunwa, granted the defendant bail of N500, 000 after he pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Aje-Afunwa added that Lanre must also provide tax verification and two sureties, one of whom must own property in Lagos State, just as she adjourned the case till July 12.
A top Government official disclosed to Vanguard that the actress husband was unable to meet the bail condition before the end of the day; leading to his remand in prison.
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