Actor Emeka Ike blames Chris Okotie for his unresolved marital crisis
Popular Nollywood actor and producer, Emeka Ike has blamed Pastor Chris Okotie for contributing to his unresolved marital crisis, saying that the pastor through a lawyer was frustrating his efforts to resolved the crisis amicably.
“The lawyer Chris Okotie hired for my wife is also frustrating every attempt I make to resolve the matter peacefully,” Ike said in a statement.
He further revealed that “Pastor Chris Okotie just absolved my wife into his church without making any effort to get in touch with me. If as a pastor, your church member is having issue with her husband, and you failed to do anything to resolve it, what kind of pastor are you? When I called him, he refused to pick my call. He also failed to react to a text message I sent to him. Is that a man of God? Even, if you have a police case, they will make effort to hear from you before taking a position, not to talk of the church.”
The actor who said he still loved his wife claimed that he has never raised his hands against his her, and that they were initially in counselling with a pastor before she packed out of his house.
“I’ve never beaten this woman in my life. When she ran out of home, I called my pastor and they took us for counselling. For one week, I was begging her every day; I would go home alone and she would go home alone as well.
“At a point, Pastor asked us to write five things we like and dislike about each other. The pastor said that maybe we could work it out. I wrote mine, she wrote hers and she never said there that I used to beat her.
“I still have that document with me. She gave me what she wrote and I gave her what I wrote. If I used to beat her, she could not have left it out from that then. Any man that beats a woman is a coward. I know that someone somewhere must have done something to her. How can I beat a woman I adore so much? I love my family and this is very unfortunate. Her children have been begging her to come home, and she has refused.
“When we went to court, I told my wife that I’m interested in amicable settlement of the matter, and that I still want her back. But she refused. Even, if you don’t want me, what of your children, I asked her and she still would not listen to me.”