Thursday, March 2, 2017 2:57 pm
A Lagos Island Customary Court on Thursday dissolved the marriage of Nollywood actor, Emeka Ike and his wife, Suzanne Emma, and ordered the estranged lovers to go there different ways.
The three-man panel presided over by Chief Awo Awosola, dissolved the 17 years old marriage while delivering judgment in a marriage petition filed by the estranged wife of the Nollywood actor, Suzanne.
Other members of the panel judges are: Mrs. Opeyemi Olanrewaju, and Mr Kehinde Jacob Olayinka.
The court while delivering judgment in the suit marked LCC/15/2015, filed before the court by Suzanne against Emeka Ike, said “from all evidence before the court, the marriage between the couple had broken down, and it is irreconcilable, consequently, the marriage is hereby disolved”.
The court, however granted Emeka the custody of the four children, but ordered that their mother should be granted unhindered access to the children.
The court also said any party that is dissatisfied with the Judgement should appeal within 30 days.
The court also received a photocopy of a bank draft of N300, dated July 20, 2016, which the Suzane used in refunding the bride price, paid to her family during their marriage.
The estranged wife of the Nollywood actor had in the petition filed before the court accused Emeka of incessant beating, molestation, and torture, which she said she could no longer endure.
But while pleading with the court not to disolve the marriage, Emeka denied ever beating, molesting or torturing his wife. He rather informed the court that his wife had move out of their matrimonial home five times without any reason.
He also told the court that the only time ‘devil’ entered their marriage, was when his wife paid for the childrens’ school fees.
Emma who said she is not thinking of second marriage, advised other women who are going through what she experienced to be strong
The separated couple lived together for over 17 years, but official got married at Alagbole area, of Lagos State in year 2014.
Their marriage is blessed with four children.