Nollywood actor, Emeka Ike, who was enmeshed in marital crisis with his ex-wife, Emma, and eventually getting divorced, penned down a father’s day post to himself, but also attached a subtle shade for his ex-wife in the post.
Emeka Ike who claimed he is currently playing the role of a dad and mom to his kids, wrote;
“We wey dey play papa & mama’s role nko? When be our day??? Na today?… and how do u celebrate us? Happy motherFathers day hv a hilarious Sunday great friends
Fathers never, l repeat, never ever abandon an innocent child for anything in the world. Anger, cheating, lost love et’el… their pain will haunt ur future. Be a proud & responsible father like me today, love ur kids like u”
In 2017, a Lagos Island Customary Court on Thursday dissolved the marriage between Nollywood actor, Emeka Ike, and his wife, Emma over alleged incessant battery. According to a report by the News Agency of Nigeria, Emma, a teacher, had on July 13, 2015 approached the court to dissolve the 14-year-old marriage between her and Emeka.
The Court President, Mr Awos Awosola, said that from the evidence before the court, it was obvious that the marriage was beyond redemption.
“Emeka, who has been begging to be reconciled with his wife, has not made any effort towards the reconciliation.
“The marriage is hereby dissolved with effect from March 2, in accordance with the Lagos State Customary Court Law, 2011; Order 3 Rule 7 as amended.
“Any party that is not satisfied with the judgment has the right to appeal to any court of higher jurisdiction within 30 days from today,’’ the court president ruled.
Awosola awarded the custody of their four children to the husband and ordered that the wife must have unhindered access to them. He said that the sum of N300 paid as Emma’s bride price had been returned to Emeka and urged both parties to maintain peace.
The mother of four children had earlier told the court that her husband had been physically and verbally abusing her all through the duration of their marriage.