Lagos State Government has opened probe into the alleged domestic violence case between Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe and her husband, Lanre Gentry.
Also, the government has obtained a restraining order, to end three-year domestic violence between Mrs. Janet Ojeikere and her husband, Mr. Jonathan, who allegedly assaulted and threatened to kill her.
The Government’s decision came after the female parties in both cases reported their alleged physical assaults to the State Ministry of Women Affairs for justice and Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT), for legal actions.
It was gathered tha aside the government, the Nigeria Police, Lagos State Command has commenced investigation into the alleged domestic violence.
The case is being handled by the Area F police Command, GRA Ikeja.
In the case of Janet Ojeikere, a victim of over three years domestic violence, Lagos government has obtained restrain order.
While reporting the alleged assault at DSVRT, she explained that recently, her husband allegedly hit her repeatedly with a stick, threatening to kill her.
Speaking, Coordinator of DSVRT, Mrs. Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, explained that restraining order requested by Janet, was a temporary court order often issued by the court to stop an individual from embarking on a particular action, especially as it concerns domestic violence.
Vivour-Adeniyi said: “As provided by the Prevention Against Domestic Violence Law, 2007, DSVRT applied for a Restraining Order.
”The application was made to the Family Court, magistrate court Ogudu on April 27th, 2017.
“The Magistrate subsequently granted a restraining order against Mr. Jonathan from coming anywhere close to the complainant for the next one year and failure to comply will earn him a minimum of three months imprisonment.
“To any survivor of domestic violence and members of the public, there is help for you especially at the Family Courts of Lagos State”.