- Mercy Aigbe and her husband Lanre Gentry have been having marital problems since he allegedly beat and injured her
- After the incident, Lanre said he never touched her and later claimed she has mental issues
- Now, Mercy has finally spoken out to reveal how he constantly beat her during their marriage
Last week, NAIJ.com reported that Mercy Aigbe was been rushed to the hospital due to injuries she received on her face which were given to her by her abusive husband, Lanre Gentry.
Since then, different claims have been spreading including Lanre saying Mercy has mental problems. Also, the Lagos state commissioner for women affairs confirmed her abuse.
Now, Mercy herself has come out to set the record straight. She posted photos of her battered face along with an open letter to her estranged husband.
In her words:
"Dear Lanre Gentry, it breaks my heart that I have to do this but as it is you have left me with no choice. I had sleepless night because I just couldn't comprehend why someone I loved , someone with whom I have a child will be hell bent on destroying me, I just cannot comprehend it.
I read with tears in my eyes all the lies you fabricated against me. Lies you feel will justify your inhumane act. Lies you feel will gain you public sympathy. Lies calculated to bring my person to public opprobrium.
You claim that (1) I am Mentally Unstable (2) That you have caught me with different men (3) That I do not take care of my parents (4) That a man rented an apartment for me. Lies, all lies.
Dear hubby, I challenge you to back on your claims with proof! Lanre you forget quickly!...., you forget how I have labored and stood by you all these years, even though all what I was getting from you was constant beating, harrassment, threats to my life and threat to destroying my image if I dare leave you. You must prove all your allegations otherwise God knows I am going to add another lawsuit to the one on ground!
Although my team has been pleading with me to stay silent all these while, but I have come to realize that you want to ride on my keeping mum. Say no to domestic violence. Real men don't hit. My life is not in your hands!"
Her fans were shocked and showed her nothing but support through this difficult time. Read their comments:
Meanwhile, Linda Ikeji has reported that the domestic violence issue is now a complicated police case. Below is a video of three allegedly arrested suspects harassing Mercy Aigbe:
Watch the video below of NAIJ.com with BBNaija's Marvis: