Emeka Ike’s Divorce Case Cancelled As Actor Claims He Married Wife In Enugu Under Igbo Customs

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July 12, 2016 – Emeka Ike’s Divorce Case Adjourned Indefinitely As Actor Claims He Married Wife In Enugu Under Igbo Customs

Emeka Ike on Tuesday told told a Customary Court on Lagos Island, Lagos, south west Nigeria that he had filed an application before a Lagos High Court seeking the lower court to stop further hearing in the divorce suit filed by his estranged wife, Emma Suzanne Ike against him.

Emma Suzanne sometimes in 2015, approached the Customary Court to dissolve the 16- year union between her and the Nollywood actor, on alleged incessant battery.

The actor has vehemently denied the allegation, begging the court not to separate them because he still loves his wife.

When the matter which was slated for judgment today was mentioned, lawyer to the Nollywood actor, Mr. A. Labi-Lawal, told the court that he has filed a stay of proceedings application before a Lagos High Court.

In the application marked FCMP/20054/16, which has Emma Ike, the the Customary Court’s President, Chief Awosola as the first and second defendants, Emeka is seeking the Court’s declaration that the Customary Court of Lagos state lacks requisite jurisdiction to entertain and determine the Emeka’s divorce suit, as the marriage between the estranged couple was conducted in Enugu state of Nigeria, under Igbo Customs and traditions.

Emeka is also urging the High Court to declare that all the proceedings already conducted by the Customary Court of Lagos State in respect of the couple’s marriage which was conducted in Enugu state of Nigeria, under Igbo Customs and traditions are null and void.

The Nollywood actor is also seeking a perpetual injunction restraining the Customary Court’s President, Chief Awosola and any other person appointed in the capacity of entertaining, and/ or continuing the proceedings in respect of the couple’s divorce suit.

In view of this scenario, Labi-lawal therefore urged the court to stay proceedings on the suit pending the hearing and determination of the suit at the High Court.

In opposition to the stay of proceedings application, lawyer to Emma Suzanne Ike, Mr. Iheanyi Awa, urged the court to discontinuance the stay of proceedings application, and go ahead to deliver the judgement.

Awa who said Emeka’s application was aimed at arresting the court’s judgment, told the court that neither his client nor himself has been served with the application.

He said: “It is an attempt to arrest the judgement of the court. I am aware of the respondent to arrest the judgement which is to be delivered today.

“The stay of proceedings has been decided for a long time, and court has ruled that it has jurisdiction to entertain the matter. It is a ploy to frustrate the matter, they just want to delay the matter till another day. Therefore the court should deliver it’s judgment, if they are not satisfied they can appeal”.

After listening to the submissions of both parties, the three-man panel ruled: “In view of the submission of the respondent, the stay of proceedings is hereby granted, and the matter is hereby adjourned indefinitely.”

[By Akin Kuponiyi, The News]

10 thoughts on “Emeka Ike’s Divorce Case Cancelled As Actor Claims He Married Wife In Enugu Under Igbo Customs

  1. One thing is u cannot force someone to stay in an abusive marriage, emeka go and change ur ways, try and respect ur wife feelings, give her sometime to heal and maybe maybe she can think of coming back to u.
    Your attitude so far is showing how controlling u can be.
    Let her be for now and focus on how u can help in taking care of ur children. Humility is the word.

  2. You don’t wanto eat your cake and still have it. You love her and the next minute you don’t. What exactly do you want?

  3. …that the Customary Court of Lagos state lacks requisite jurisdiction to entertain and determine the Emeka’s divorce suit, as the marriage between the estranged couple was conducted in Enugu state of Nigeria, under Igbo Customs and traditions. That is quite a punch line. Yet many marriages that had been conducted in the church, under heaven’s customs and traditions, are being dissolved evryday by courts that lack the jurisdiction.

  4. God help this couple. Husband treat your wife with love respect and humidity. A woman loves a man who treats her well.

  5. PLEASE FOR THE SAKE OF THE CHILDREN,LET THEM RECONCILE.INFACT DIVORCE WILL AFFECT THE CHILREN PSYCHOLOGICALY.EMEKA YOU SHOULD CHANGE,STOP BEATING YOUR WIFE.

  6. @ BIG AUNTY KOKS – YOU,RE ON POINT ! BUNCH OF CONFUSED MEN .FOR ONCE EMEKA IKE HAS EARNED MY RESPECT – FOR ASKING D COURT NOT TO DISOLVE HIS MARRIAGE AND CLAIMING TO LOVE HIS WIFY -SUZANNE IKE .LAGOS COURT , THANX 4 NOT DISOLVING D MATRIMONY . MRS IKE !!!! HOW MANY TIMES HV MEANINGFUL NIGERIANS AND MY HUMBLESELF CALLED YOU ? REPENT BCOS OF UR SWEET ORDAINED LOVELY CHILDREN . FORGIVE BCOS OF UR BLESSED CHILDREN THAT WILL NEVER BRING SHAME TO YOU .OUR MOTHERS ENDURED ALOT 4 OUR SAKE ,WHY CAN,T U ENDURE BCOS OF UR LOVING CHILDREN AND ENJOY D FRUITS OF UR LABOUR TO D FULLEST ???. BLESSED ARE U AMONG WOMEN AND BLESSED ARE D FRUITS OF UR WOMB . EXERCISE JUSTICE WITH MERCY , HE MIGHT JUST CHANGE 4 D BEST . THANK YOU LORD 4 ANSWERED PRAYERS .

  7. If you still love your wife Emeka, treat her at such. Stop hurting and at the same preventing to gain freedom.

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