Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe‘s estranged husband, Lanre Gentry has been held back at KiriKiri Prison for alleged wife battering, in the latest twist of the domestic violence drama.

According to BellaNaija, he was arraigned at an Ikeja Magistrate Court on a three-count charge of domestic violence, assault and threat to life which he pleaded not guilty to. READ more after the cut…

Lanre was granted bail at the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in the like sum. These two sureties are expected to show proof of tax payment and own houses in Lagos with title documents. The court ordered that he remained in prison until he meets the bail demands.

According to Premium Times, Gentry was initially asked to appear in court on Monday following a physical assault charge leveled against him by the Lagos State Department of Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team. He, however, failed to show up in court saying he was admitted in a Lagos hospital for an undisclosed ailment.

The couples union has brought forth their son after seven years of marriage. This happens to be Mercy Aigbe’s second marriage and also Lanre Gentry’s third marriage thus far.

The case was adjorned untill 12th May, 2017 for trial.