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Every time my husband beats me, he gets family and friends to beg me, I don’t want to leave him – Mercy Aigbe

Renowned Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe, who recently revealed the challenges she had endured in her marriage to Lanre Gentry, has said that her coming out with the story of the domestic abuse was to enable them get help and that it is never ever intended to serve as an exit point from her marriage.

“It’s not like I want to walk away, but I just feel that we need help,” she had said  in an interview with BroadwayTV obtained from instablog9ja.

In several social media posts, Mercy claimed that the domestic abuse allegedly inflicted on her by her husband had left her bruised and with injuries to the head on many occasions.

Mr. Gentry is currently being remanded in Kirikiri Prisons on account of Mercy’s complaints.

Mercy Aigbe told the BroadwayTV:  “I stayed because of my children and because a lot of  people  look up to me.

“I was a role model to some sort and I really wanted to keep it together. I just wanted a home.”

She also explained that several times, her husband had abused her physically, after which he would call on friends and family members to apologise on his behalf.

She wrote: “I stayed because I love him and every time he beats me, he begs and gets family and friends to beg me. He promised regularly to change but he never did.

“When my husband gets angry, he gets physical, not only with me but with anyone. He has done that with my house help who reported him to police years ago.”

She, however, mentioned that she did not speak out because she wanted to leave him.

“It’s not like I want to walk away, but I just feel that we need help.”

 

-Punch

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About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

3 Responses to “Every time my husband beats me, he gets family and friends to beg me, I don’t want to leave him – Mercy Aigbe”

  1. That’s your business not my..OK..Silly..

  2. Then stay with him and stopped complaining

  3. It is really heartbreaking. I really hope you get out of that marriage. A man who beats you, will definately repeat it. You are the victim here & nobody should tell you to stay with an abusive husband. All the best💖

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