Court dissolves actor Emeka Ike’s marriage

Emeka Ike and wife [Photo credit: Qed.ng]
Emeka Ike and wife [Photo credit: Qed.ng]

A Lagos Island Customary Court on Thursday dissolved the marriage between Nollywood actor, Emeka Ike, and his wife, Emma, over incessant battery.

Emma, a teacher, had on July 13, 2015, approached the court to dissolve the 14-year-old marriage between her and the Nollywood star.

The court president, Awos Awosola, said from the totality of the evidence before the court, it was obvious that the marriage was beyond redemption.

“Emeka, who has been begging to be reconciled with his wife, has not made any effort towards the reconciliation. The marriage is hereby dissolved with effect from March 2, in accordance with the Lagos State Customary Court Law, 2011; Order 3 Rule 7 as amended,” the president ruled.

“Any party that is not satisfied with the judgment has the right to appeal to any court of higher jurisdiction within 30 days from today,” the court president ruled.

Mr. Awosola awarded the custody of their four children to the husband and ordered that the wife must have unhindered access to them.

He also said that N300 paid as Emma’s bride price had been returned to Emeka and urged both parties to maintain peace.

The mother of four had earlier told the court that her husband had been physically and verbally abusing her all through the duration of their marriage.

“My husband treated me like nobody and throughout this divorce tussle; he had denied me access to my children. He does not allow them to pick my call as he keeps changing their numbers,” she said.

“The last time I heard my first son’s voice was when he was sick and about to undergo surgery. It was a friend who informed me that my son was in the hospital and I called Emeka asking him for the location of the hospital but he refused to disclose that,” Emma said.

In 2016, the popular Nollywood actor had informed the Lagos Island Customary Court that he had filed an application before a High Court restraining the lower court from hearing the divorce suit filed by his estranged wife, Emma.

Emma approached the court in 2015 to dissolve the 16-year union between her and the Nollywood actor on grounds of incessant battery.

The couple have four children together.


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  • PolyGon2013

    300 naira for a bride price? The amount must be calculated to reflect today’s exchange!

  • George

    Emeka is too pride and very arrogant. I thought he could fight Okoti with his Ogboni connection.

    He was very pride to say he has a school not knowing its just a two bedrooms apartment along Magodo which he couldn’t afford to pay the rent for three years until the owner children came back from oversees to throw him out.

    Emeka who couldn’t manage his house well want to lead the Nelloywood, silly Igbo boy

    • Obosi Warrior

      And are you not being too “pride,” yourself?

      • Arabakpura

        It is not only Politicians that exhibit impunity; this George has excessive language impunity!

        • realist

          George a name. Judge in the court, which one my brother?

          • Arabakpura

            The one above!

  • Arabakpura

    Too bad that this finally happened! What was the offense of the children?

  • Dabby

    Now those children will suffer the aftermath pains and pans of divorce just because two adulats can’t understand themselves…

  • realist

    A woman in a marriage of 17 years with 4 children and happy to let go, ah! Something is amiss, very soon what blindfold her would be off and realized she is alone. Now without husband she would become object of adultery and with dropped value from the PEK and go friends. All those promising her heaven and earth would soon abandoned her. There are several women that would now be competing for her space so Emeka Ike have less to loose, I only pity the children.