Nollywood actor, Emeka Ike and wife goes separates as court dissolves their 17-year-old marriage
Nollywood actor, Emeka Ike’s 17-year-old marriage has been dissolved by a Lagos Customary Court sitting in Lagos Island, on Thursday.
His embattled wife, Suzanne Emma, in a suit filed against the actor, complained to the court of incessant beating, molestation and torture by her husband.
A three-man panel, presided over by Chief Awos Awosola, dissolved the union, while delivering judgment in a marriage dissolution suit, marked LCC/15/2015, filed by the actor’s wife.
The actor, However, pleaded with the court not to dissolve the marriage, denying ever torturing his wife.
He claimed that his wife had moved out of their matrimonial home five times without any reason.
He also told the court that trouble began in their marriage from the time his wife had to pay the school fees of their children.
However, in its judgment, the court stated: “From all the evidence before the court, the marriage between the couple had broken down and it is irreconcilable, consequently, the marriage is hereby dissolved.
“Any party that is dissatisfied with the judgment should file an appeal within 30 days.”
Emeka, was granted the custody of the four children and ordered that their mother should be granted unhindered access to them.
The court also received the photocopy of a bank draft of N300 dated July 20, 2016, with which Emma refunded the bride price her family received during her marriage to the actor.
The separated couple had lived together for 17 years, but formally got married in 2014.