“I felt like k*lling myself” – Emeka Ike reveals how ex-wife made him lose properties
By Jennifer S. Kuwanta
Veteran Nollywood actor Emeka Ike has opened up about how his marriage crashed and how his ex-wife made him lose all his properties.
The 56 year old actor said he has been depressed for a long time over the things he experienced when married to Suzanne Emma.
He made this revelation on Channels Television’s Rubbin’ Minds on Sunday, Dec. 17.
He said he left home for the US with just a luggage, not knowing that his wife had allegedly plotted his “downfall”
He added that he was still on the way to the US when his ex-wife went to his secondary school, asked all the students to leave, and shut down the school.
He said she did the same at his home. She removed all of his properties and he came back to an empty house.
“I was gullible until I discovered she was behind the whole thing,” the actor said.
He continued: “I came back home to nothing. My properties in my house had been moved.
“I lost like 80 percent of my lands.
“People are building on my properties and I’m looking at it and I feel like killing myself.
“Everything I got as Emeka Ike was gone, it was just that box I went to America with.”
He added that his wife accused him of assault to further damage his life.
“I never beat this lady,” he insisted.
He also said that he feels bad for young men these days because many women are not the marriage type. He added that his ex-wife told him the same thing about herself.
“She told me she’s not the marriage type,” Emeka said.
He added that many men go after such women, ignoring the good, innocent ones who are willing to make a marriage work.
He also accused his ex-wife of blackmail and manipulation.
He said he sponsored his ex-wife’s higher education but didn’t know that he wasn’t “loved in return.”.
The thespian said he and his family members begged his ex-wife not to divorce him, but she was adamant.
“She went to divorce herself. She said, ‘Judge, please, divorce me, I want to go.’ I said, ‘Kilode? Where are you going?’ I was on my knees. Felix Duke was on his knees. My sisters were on their knees in court. Even the people that came with my ex-wife to court were on their knees. They said, ‘Are you okay? What’s wrong with you?’ We didn’t understand what was going on in her psychology,” he recalled.
Ike said he believed his ex-wife was blackmailed by some “gunmen” she was involved with into divorcing him.
Suzanne Emma had on July 13, 2015, approached the court to dissolve the 14-year-old marriage between her and the Nollywood actor. In 2017, a Lagos Island Customary Court dissolved the marriage between Emeka Ike and his wife over incessant battery.
The former couple have four children together.