Today, Thursday March 3, 2017, is a gloomy day for Nollywood actor, Emeka Eke; as a Lagos Island Customary Court, South West Nigeria dissolved his 17-year-old marriage with wife, Suzanne Emma.
The panel dissolved the marriage in a judgment following a petition filed by Suzanne.
While pronouncing the judgment the presiding magistrate said; “From all evidence before the court, the marriage between the couple had broken down, and it is irreconcilable, consequently, the marriage is hereby dissolved.”
The court then proceeded to grant Emeka the custody of their four children, but ordered that Suzanne should be granted unhindered access to them.
Earlier, Suzanne in her petition had accused Emeka of incessant beating; molestation, and torture, which she said she could no longer endure.
However, Emeka denied beating, molesting or torturing his wife. He 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.
Ike also told the court that the only time ‘devil’ entered their marriage; was when his wife paid for the children’s school fees.
At the spot, Suzanne also refunded her bride price paid to her family during their marriage.
It seems this 2017 is a woeful year for most celebrity marriages.