A businessman, Mr Olanrewaju Gentry was yesterday remanded in Ikoyi Prison custody for allegedly assaulting his actress wife Mercy Aigbe.
He will be in custody until he fulfils his bail terms.
Gentry 52, was yesterday arraigned before magistrate O. Aje. A funwa in Ogba, Lagos, for alleged wife battery.
Olanrewaju was arraigned by one Woman Inspector, Egbogun Katherine, on three counts bordering on conduct likely to cause breach of the peace, physical assault, and causing grievous bodily harm.
The charges read in part, “That you, Olanrewaju Gentry…on the same date, time and place, in the aforesaid magisterial district, did unlawfully assault one Mercy Aigbe, by beating her with blows all over her body, thereby committing an offence.
“That you did assault one Mercy Aigbe, by giving her blows on her nose and blood started gushing out, which also caused her grievous bodily harm, thereby committing an offence.”
Prosecuting Inspector N. Peter told the court that Gentry on April 17 conducted himself in a manner likely to cause breach of peace by constituting nuisance and behaving in a disorderly manner in a public place.
According to the prosecutor, Gentry unlawfully assaulted Mercy Aigbe by punching her all over the body.
Peter said the offence was contrary to and punishable under Sections 157 (f), 168 (a) and 171 of the Criminal Law No II, Vol. 44 Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria 2011.
Gentry pleaded not guilty.
Magistrate Aje-Afunwa granted him N500,000 bail with two sureties in the like sum.
She ordered that the sureties must show proof of tax payment and own a house in Lagos with title documents.
She adjourned till Friday.