Yesterday, Emma Ike, urged a Lagos Island Customary Court to dissolve her 12-year-old marriage, accusing Emeka of battering her. She said her husband beats her over trivial issues. At the court yesterday, she told the court’s President, Chief Awosola that: “It was
when my husband beat me mercilessly I believed that people truly saw stars whenever they were unconscious. It was my brother who took me to the hospital where I spent two months. .
There was also a day I was feeding our last child with tea, my husband, out of anger took the tea and poured it on my head. Each time we fight, he calls me a witch saying whenever he intends to start a project and he informs me it eventually fails. The harsh reality of life began to dawn on me after he deprived her of being in charge of his school, St Nicholas College, Magodo.
I even persuaded his sister to bring 4 of her children to our school without paying a dime but instead of showing appreciation, she said I was a lavish spender and that was how I stopped being in charge of the school. The school was shut when he couldn’t manage it properly. He also said if he hadn’t married me, I would have become a prostitute. I left his house 2 years ago with 2 of her children when I could no longer bear his violent act anymore. .
Since I left, he doesn’t allow me to speak with our first 2 children asking me to come home if I really want to see them. Even when I was in with him, he leaves home for months on the pretext of different appointments. I can’t face all this anymore. I need help.”….. or at least CHANGE cuz his blows av secret TRANSFORMATION AGENDA for my pretty face……