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AYISHETU ABDUL-KADIRI v. ABDULAI DWAMENA

(2020) JELR 107041 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  H1/207/2015  •  26 Nov 2020  •  Ghana

Coram
B. ACKAH-YENSU, JA (PRESIDING). AMMA GAISIE, JA. OBENG-MANU JNR., JA

Judgement

JUDGMENT

B. ACKAH-YENSU, JA

BACKGROUND FACTS

The matters that have given rise to the instant appeal are briefly that the Petitioner/Respondent herein filed a Petition for divorce seeking the following reliefs:

“a) That the said marriage be dissolved.

b) That Petitioner be given the 2nd Plot of land and all the structures on it.

c) That the Petitioner be given her interest by way of contribution in the first house that is the matrimonial home.

d) Any other order as the Court may deem fit”.

The Respondent/Appellant filed an Answer and also cross-petitioned as follows:

“a) The Respondent cross-petition for the dissolution of the marriage and says that the petitioner is not entitled to financial settlement because she is the cause of the break-down of the marriage.

In this delivery, they shall be referred to as Petitioner and Respondent respectively as in the trial court.

On 6th September 1987, the Parties herein celebrated a customary marriage under the Customary Marriage and Divorce (Registration)…

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