Mercy Aigbe, husband continue domestic squabble on social media  

Mercy Aigbe and husband Lanre Gentry

Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe, and her estranged husband, Lanre Gentry, have continued their domestic squabble despite a court order restraining the embittered man from going anywhere within one mile radius of his soon-to-be ex-wife and the children in her custody.

The hotelier who is still pained by his one-week detention in Kirikiri over allegation of wife battery on Thursday took a potshot at the 38-year-old via a message on Instagram.

“I don’t regret my past! I just regret the time I have spent with the wrong people,” the message reads.

Lanre Gentry Instagram post

It comes hours the mother of two posted images of her and an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in the UK.

In one of the posts, she wrote: “No woman should go through these much pain, anguish and trauma all in the name of marriage.”

Meanwhile, the actress’ trip out of the country stalled Gentry’s trial for domestic violence at an Ikeja Chief Magistrate Court, Ogba on Wednesday although the defendant was in court in company of family members and associates.

Officials of the Lagos State Domestic Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT) and Gentry thereafter met with Chief Magistrate Folakemi Davies-Abegunde behind closed door in her chamber and agreed on June 7 for the estranged couple to appear before the court.

The court is to decide whether Gentry should be “restrained permanently” from coming close to his wife.

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 Aigbe, to ask for restraining order against Gentry over alleged violence against his wife.

In the application, Falade alleged that Gentry had gone to his wife’s tailor’s place “to attack and beat her mercilessly.”

To prove the case, Falade tendered five photographs and copies of the applicant’s medical report.

Based on a 25-paragraph affidavit filed by DSVRT, photographic evidence and the scan report, Chief Magistrate Davies-Abegunde granted temporary restraining order against the respondent in April.

The magistrate also declared: “The respondent, Mr Olanrewaju Gentry of No 14 Oregun Street, off Epe Close, Oregun, Ikeja is hereby restrained from committing any further acts of domestic violence against the applicant with immediate effect.”