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Wednesday, 13 July 2016


Popular Nollywood actor Emeka Ike has told a Lagos State
Customary Court that he has filed a petition to a Federal High Court,
restraining the lower court from hearing a divorce suit brought before
it by his wife.
Emma Ike who has been married to the actor for 16 years now, had
filed a divorce application to the customary court last year, on
grounds of her receiving incessant battering from her husband. Emeka
Ike had denied the charges in court, insisting that he still loved his
The case was slated for a ruling on tuesday in Lagos, but Emeka's
lawyer Mr. Abdul Labi-Lawal informed the court that Emeka Ike had
filed for a stay of proceedings on the case at a high court. Which
hitherto, prevented the court from hearing or ruling on the case.
The application(by Emeka Ike) was marked FCMP/20054/16 and had Emma
Ike and the customary court President Mr. Awos Awosola as its first
and second defendants.
Emeka Ike's application requested the High Court declaration that
the Lagos Island Customary Court lacked the adequate Jurisdiction to
"handle proceedings on the Ike's divorce suit". It also noted that the
marriage was conducted in Enugu State under Igbo customs and
Also Emeka Ike applied for a perpetual injunction restraining the
customary cour president Mr. Awosola or any other person in the
capacity of entertaining hearing of the Ike's divorce suit. On this,
Emeka's lawyer urged the court to stop proceedings, till the case had
undergone complete review and rectification at the High Court in
But, Emma's lawyer opposed the application, terming it ''an
attempt at arresting judgement".
Mr Iheanyi Awa, Emma's lawyer urged the court to discontinue the stay
and deliver judgement on the case. Insisting that details of the
application had been seved to neither himself or his client.
He said: "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 added
But after listening to the argument from both sides. The court
ruled in favour of Emeka's application and granted a stay of
roceedings. The court said: "In view of the
submission of the respondent, the stay of
proceedings is hereby granted, and the matter
is hereby adjourned sine die.''
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