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 that aside the
government, the Nigeria Police,
Lagos State Command has
commenced investigation into the
alleged domestic violence.
T he case is being handled by
the Area F police Command, GRA
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”.

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