Famous Nigerian actress, Mercy Aigbe, and her estranged husband, Lanre Gentry, shaded each other on Instagram after Mercy released a video of her battered face today June 29th.
“Violence is not an option! It is inhumane and shouldn’t be condoned. Battery and Assault is a crime punishable under the law! Join us tomorrow for the walk against domestic violence.”
Just as her followers began empathising with her over her plight, her ex-husband dropped a comment that sent Instagram into a frenzy.
The embattled hotelier told Nigerians that his wife was just using her domestic violence claims to make money.
“All this is movie that Mercy Aigbe make. Nice one my dear. She is just using you people to make money for herself (sic),”
Here’s the comment he dropped:
Mercy also shared screenshots of her husband supposedly asking her to remove the domestic violence posts from her Instagram page.
Disabling the comment section, the actress wrote;
“Why will a man who obviously beat his wife, try so much to deny what he did? My take is because he knows what he did is wrong and he is obviously ashamed and cannot own up to it.
“Let us be very careful of what we do especially when we are Angry as we might not know the consequences of that action. Violence like I keep saying does not and will not solve anything, let us learn to control our anger at all times. Arguments are bound to happen between couples but under no circumstances should we let it result to violence! Nobody has a right to hit, his or her partner regardless. Battery and Assault is a CRIME! #saynodomesticviolence #saynotoassault”