A Lagos Island Customary Court, on Thursday, dissolved the 17-year-old marriage of Nollywood actor, Emeka Ike and his wife, Suzanne Emma.
The marriage between the Nollywood actor and his wife had hit the rock few years back, which subsequently led to Suzanne Emma, the estranged wife to approach the court for its dissolution.
The three-man panel presided over by Chief Awos Awosola, dissolved the 17 years old union.
The court in judgment in the suit brought in 2015, by Emma against the Nollywood actor, said “From all evidence before the court, the marriage between the couple had broken down and it’s irreconcilable, consequently, the marriage is hereby dissolved.”
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 ordered that any party that is dissatisfied with the judgement should appeal within 30 days. The court also received the photocopy of a bank draft of N300, dated July 20, 2016, which Emma used in refunding the bride price, paid to her family during their marriage.
The estranged wife of the Nollywood actor, in the petition had accused Emeka of incessant beating, molestation, and torture, which she said she could no longer endure.
But Emeka in his response, while pleaded with the court not to dissolve the marriage, denied ever beating, molesting or torture his wife. He rather informed the court that his wife had move out of their matrimonial home five times without any reason.
He also informed the court that the only time the ‘devil’ entered their marriage, was when his wife paid for the children’s school fees.