Speaking in an online portal, BON, Gentry said: ”I worshipped her and I
have deposited N8m at Benefit Motors to buy her a N16million Range
Rover Evoque for her 40th birthday. I have also paid N1.2m for a hall
opposite Sheraton Hotel to celebrate her big, but she has her eyes on
other things”. However, Aigbe has refuted the claims made by Gentry.
Aigbe in an online post lamented that her years of bitterness in the
marriage was now threatened by alleged infidelity and battery.
In the post, Aigbe wrote: “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 and LIES calculated to bring my person to public
“I am mentally unstable; that you have caught me with different men,;
that I do not take care of my parents, that a man rented an apartment
for me..lies all lies… “Dear hubby, I challenge you to back your claims
with proof. Hmmmm, Lanre you forget quickly!….,
you forget how I have laboured and stood by you all these years, even
though all what I was getting from you was constant beating, harassment,
threat to my life and threat to destroy 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 this while, I have come to realise
that you want to ride on my keeping mum.”
Meanwhile, Lagos State Commissioner for Women and Poverty Alleviation
(WAPA), Lola Akande, yesterday dispelled allegation of infidelity as
reasons for battering of Aigbe by husband, saying no husband had any
reason to maltreat women.
The commissioner, who insisted that the state government was taking up
the matter to serve as deterrent to others, said Lagos men should not
beat their wives or else they would be prosecuted by the government. She
said: “As for Mercy Aigbe’s husband, it is very bad. We are taking the
matter up. It is going to be state against him. And other men, who beat
their wives, we will stand against them.” (NewTelegraph)