Lanre Gentry, the husband of actress, Mercy Aigbe, was on Tuesday sent to Kirikiri Prison in Lagos after his arraignment before an Ikeja Magistrate’s Court over wife battery.
Gentry 52, who finally appeared in court on Tuesday after failing to show up twice, is being remanded in prison until he meets the bail demands of N500,000 and two sureties who reside in Lagos and have landed properties.
The sureties were required to submit their tax verification documents, with one of them having a house within the jurisdiction of the court.
However, before he could meet the bail conditions, the presiding magistrate had closed for the day.
He was subsequently remanded in prison.
According to family sources, Gentry’s bail conditions will be made perfect today.
News of the couple’s collapsed marriage was confirmed two weeks ago when the actress posted pictures on social media accusing Gentry of physical assault while he in return tagged her promiscuous.
The couple was married for seven years and the union produced a son.