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"Mercy Aigbe Was Coughing Blood After Husband Battered Her" – Lagos Commissioner

Mr. Lanre Gentry was on Tuesday quizzed by the Lagos State department of Domestic and S*xual Violence Response Team (DSVRT).

Speaking on the matter, Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation in Lagos, Mrs. Lola Akande, said it was disheartening to see the state Aigbe was when she came to her office.

“She was coughing blood from her nose and mouth and she had injury on her face which the doctor said she must have an operation. I was so angry that I need to see the face of the man that did this to her, and so we invited him and he came yesterday (Tuesday) to say his own side of the story to the official in charge of domestic violence.

"But any man that can beat a woman to a pulp like that to the extent that she is still coughing blood one week after the incident need to have his head examined,” said Mrs. Akande.

According to her, the Lagos State Government has secured a restraining order for Aigbe from any further abuse by her husband.

Adding her voice to the matter, Coordinator of DSVRT, Mrs. Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, said the order prevents Mr. Gentry from getting close to his wife until further notice.