The 17 year old marriage of popular Nollywood actor, Emeka Ike to his wife Suzanne was on Thursday dissolved by a Lagos Island customary court following a suit filed by the wife.
Suzanne had in the suit 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. He urged the court not to dissolve the marriage.
Upon hearing the duo, the three-man panel presided over by Awo Awosola ruled 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.”
Emeka Ike was however granted the custody of the four children even as the court ordered that Suzanne should have unhindered access to them.
A bank draft of N300 dated July 20, 2016, was also received by the court which Suzanne used in refunding the bride price, paid to her family during their marriage.
The actor had earlier told the court that his wife had moved out of their matrimonial home five times without any reason.
He further told the court that the only time ‘devil’ entered their marriage was when his wife paid for the children’s school fees.
Source: Authority Newspapers.