Yesterday, Nollywood actor, Emeka Ike, begged the Lagos Island Customary Court not to dissolved his marriage, saying he still loves his wife, Emma. She had gone to court, seeking dissolution of their 12-year-old marriage. Emeka, represented by
his counsel, Abdul’Hakeem Labi-Lawal, said Emeka has not appeared in court because he is ill.
He begged the court to give Emeka 6 months to see if there is possibility of settlement between the couple. The wife however said 6 months was too long adding that Emeka had 2 years to reconcile with her but he didn’t. Her words: “The last time I wanted to speak with our children, it was my mother-in-law who picked the call and asked if I had read Exodus 21 which says that if I go, I shouldn’t return.” .
The wife later told THE NATION that Emeka took her last 2 children from her when she was going for her mother’s burial in February. “He promised to bring them to me immediately I returned from my mother’s burial but he didn’t. He doesn’t allow me to speak with them anymore. They are now against me,” she said. She said she left her matrimonial home because she could no longer bear being tortured anymore.
She said: “If I was still with him, I may not survive. I was 19-year old when I met him and he was the one who deflowered me. I see no reason I shouldn’t be treated with utmost respect. Due to physical torture, my health has been affected. There was even a time I thought I had breast cancer because I felt a lump on one part of my breast.” She said things became worse last Sunday when she called Emeka to speak with their children.
In tears, she said: ”I almost went mad when my first son told me on phone that if I truly loved them, I wouldn’t have abandoned them. Even my 7-year-old son whose day wouldn’t be complete without seeing me said he doesn’t love me. I love my children. I miss my children. I never abandoned them. I am in pain. I really need my children. I am a good woman; I endured so many things as his wife.”… is ds d CHANGE we want? She concluded…..