Marriage Dissolved – Court Rules On Emeka Ike’s Marriage
BEVERLY HILLS, March 02, (THEWILL) – A Lagos Island customary court has dissolved the marriage of Nollywood actor, Emeka Ike, and his estranged wife, Suzanna Emma.
The three-man panel presided over by Awo Awosola on Thursday brought an end to the 17-year-old marriage following a petition filed by Suzanne.
In its ruling, the court held that “from all evidence before the court, the marriage between the couple had broken down, and it is irreconcilable, consequently, the marriage is hereby dissolved” but either Suzanne or Emeka has 30 days to appeal the judgement.
The court however granted Emeka the custody of the four children but ordered that Suzanne be granted unhindered access to them.
The court also received a photocopy of a bank draft of N300 dated July 20, 2016, which Suzanne used in refunding the bride price, paid to her family during their marriage.
Suzanne 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 Emeka, in his response, denied beating, molesting or torturing his wife and urged the court not to dissolve the marriage.
He also informed the court that his wife had moved out of their matrimonial home five times without any reason revealing that the only time 'devil' entered their marriage was when his wife paid for the children's school fees.