The trial of Lanre Gentry, the estranged husband of Nollywood star actress, Mercy Aigbe at an Ikeja Chief Magistrate Court, Ogba, was Wednesday stalled as the latter failed to show up.
Gentry was in court but Mercy Aigbe was absent.
Officials of the Lagos State Domestic s*xual Violence Response Team (DSVRT) and Gentry met with the trial Chief Magistrate Folakemi Davies-Abegunde behind closed door in her chamber and agreed on June 7 for the couple to appear, The Nation reports.
Chief Magistrate Court Folakemi Davies-Abegunde had fixed today for Gentry to show cause why he should not be “restrained permanently” from coming close to his wife, Mercy Aigbe.
Mercy was expected to tender before the court, through her counsel, Adeola Falade, the medical report of the alleged domestic violence meted on her by her estranged husband.
A social worker with the Lagos State Domestic abd s*xual 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”.
She tendered five photographs and copies of the medical scanned report of the applicant and then applied for the restraining order in line with sections 5(1), 1(3) and section 7(1) of Protection Against Domestic Violence and Connected Purposes Law 2007.