Wife of Nollywood actor, Emeka Ike, Suzanne Rero Ike, has filed for divorce over alleged domestic violence.
The couple, who married in 2000 and have four children, are said to be heading for a split after Mrs Ike decided to speak out concerning the alleged violence she faces in her home.
According to her testimony at a Lagos Court, Mrs Ike alleged she had become a punching bag as her husband battered her during every misunderstanding.
“It was when my husband beat me mercilessly I believed that people truly saw stars whenever they were unconscious. It was my brother who took me to the hospital where I spent two months. There was also a day I was feeding our last child with tea, my husband, out of anger took the tea and poured it on my head.”
“I even persuaded his sister to bring four of her children to our school without paying a dime but instead of showing appreciation, she said I was a lavish spender and that was how I stopped being in charge of his school,” she told the court.
She also alleged that she was verbally tortured by the abusive words of her husband.
“Each time we fight, he calls me a witch saying whenever he intends to start a project and he informs me it eventually fails. He also said if he hadn’t married me, I would have become a prostitute,” Mrs Ike said.
“Since I left, he doesn’t allow me to speak with our first two children, asking me to come home if I really want to see them. Even when I was in with him, he leaves home for months on the pretext of different appointments. I can’t face all this anymore. I need help,” she further said.
The case has been adjourned by the court to July 22.