On May 9, Mercy Aigbe's estranged husband, Lanre Gentry was arraigned before an Ogba Magistrate court on a three count charge offence bordering on breach of public peace, assault and causing grievous bodily harm on his wife. He entered a not guilty plea and the presiding magistrate, Mrs O. Aje-Afunwa granted him bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in the like sum.
Both sureties were to show proof of tax payment and own a verifiable house in Lagos with title documents.
Gentry was earlier remanded in Ikoyi Prison as he couldn't meet up with his bail conditions. He has now been released. This he confirmed in a post on Instagram (even after denying ever being in charge of any social media account) and has promised to grant an interview to reveal his experience in Prison.
Hours after he was released from Kirikiri prison after fulfilling his bail conditions, the estranged husband of actress Mercy Aigbe, Lanre Gentry took to his IG page early this morning to call for prison reforms as he shared his experience while he was in Kirikiri prison awaiting the fulfillment of his bail conditions.
While advocating for prison reforms, Lanre stated that government should not leave what they ought to do, such as prison decongestion, and focus on issues such as domestic violence.
This got some of his followers infuriated, asking him if it is when he had killed his wife that the government should have stepped in. Lanre in response said, everyone has Freedom of speech, as well as he does and doesn't need anyone's advice on what to post.