Current Actors Guild of Nigeria president, Emeka Ike has pleaded with a Lagos court not to let the divorce case filed by his estranged wife Suzanne to proceed.
According to a report by Vanguard, the actor filed an application before a High Court restraining the Lagos Island Customary court from hearing the divorce suit which was filed by Suzanne in 2015. The mother of three had approached the court to put an end to her 16 year marriage to Emeka Ike citing incessant battery as her premise, one which the actor has always denied.
The popular actor also called on the High Court to declare that all the proceedings already conducted by the Customary Court in respect of couple’s marriage be rendered null and void.
According to reports, the divorce case was slated for judgement yesterday but Emeka begged the court not to separate them, saying he still loves his wife.
Suzanne’s lawyer, in reply to Ike’s endeavours, told the court to discontinue the stay of application and deliver judgement promptly. He said “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 my client, they just want to delay the judgment till another day. The court should give its judgment and if they are not satisfied, they can appeal.”