Kalu Ikeagwu, the Nigerian actor, on Monday, prayed to an Ikeja high court to dissolve his six-year marriage to Ijeoma, his estranged wife.
NAN reports that in the suit marked LD/8939HD/2021, the actor is also seeking full custody of his three-year-old son and 10-year-old step-daughter.
During the day’s court session, Ikeagwu alleged that his wife deserted their matrimonial home and prevented him from gaining access to their two children.
Under cross-examination by S.I. Amedu, his wife’s counsel, the film star said Ijeoma packed out of their matrimonial and sent him a mail that she was on her way to her father’s house in Enugu.
He, however, said contrary to her claim, he saw her at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport with the children after some days.
“I got back home from a trip on Aug. 4, 2021 to find out that my wife had left our matrimonial home with the children to an undisclosed location,” he said.
“I tried to contact her when I got to the house and found it empty. I sent her an email on that same day and she replied that she had gone to her father’s house in Enugu.
“She told me she was at her father’s place in Enugu and four days later, I saw her at the airport in Lagos, heading to God knows where. In the mail she sent, she said she was In Enugu.”
Ikeagwu also dismissed claims that he sent his wife and kids out of the house and failed to provide for their upkeep.
“I did not send her out of the house. Someone has to tell me why it takes four days to get to Enugu from Lagos,” he added.
“If your say ‘you are on your way’ it means it is a continuous sentence. It was a stated fact that she was on her way.”