that he had filed an application before a High Court restraining the
lower court from hearing the divorce suit filed by his estranged wife,
Emma. Emma had sometime in 2015 approached the court to dissolve the 16
years union between her and the Nollywood actor on grounds of incessant
court not to separate them, saying “I still love my wife’’.
Emeka’s lawyer, Mr Abdul Labi-Lawal informed the court that his client
had filed a stay of proceedings before a High Court in Lagos. Emeka Ike
and his estranged wife, Emma.
Island Customary Court lacked requisite jurisdiction to entertain and
determine the Ike’s divorce suit. The application noted that the
marriage between the estranged couple was conducted in Enugu State under
the Igbo customs and traditions. Emeka also urged 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.
to discontinue the stay of application and deliver judgment. Awa, who
said Emeka’s application was aimed at arresting the court’s judgment,
informed the court that neither his client nor himself had been served
with the application.
“It is an attempt to arrest the judgment of the court, I am aware that
the respondent wants to arrest the judgment which is to be delivered
today. “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,” he said.
view of the submission of the respondent, the stay of proceedings is
hereby granted, and the matter is hereby adjourned sine die.’’