by Azeez Adeniyi
The Lagos State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Lola Akande has said Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe had bruises on her face when she came to report her husband, Lanre Gentry.
The Commissioner said this while speaking with newsmen in Lagos.
Akande said the actress was coughing blood and looking exhausted when she approached for help.
Akande said, “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.”
She urged women who are going through similar situations to speak out.
“I must commend the courage of mercy, because what she did is what other women who are victims of domestic violence out there need to do, they don’t need to hide it except they want to die there.”