In this delivery we will retain the description of the parties as they were in the trial court- the appellant we will refer to as the respondent and the respondent in this appeal we will refer to as the petitioner.
The relevant facts of this case are that the petitioner customarily got married to the respondent on the 17th of August 1996. After the marriage the petitioner lived in Abbosey Okai whilst the respondent lived in Japan. But in March 1998, petitioner left the shores of Ghana to join the husband, the respondent, in Japan. In September 2008, ie after about 10 years stay in Japan she was deported and compelled to leave all her belongings behind. Some were sent to her through the intervention of FIDA. The pleadings of the parties disclose that even before the deportation the marriage was going through trials. Having arrived in Ghana and finding no signs of its resuscitation the petitioner sought from the trial court dissolution of the marriage and other co…