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BENJAMINN AWUKU MARTINSON v. SARAH MARTINSON

(2022) JELR 109784 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  H1/102/2020  •  27 Jan 2022  •  Ghana

Coram
DENNIS ADJEI JA PRESIDING, P. BRIGHT MENSAH JA, GEORGE KOOMSON JA

Judgement

JUDGMENT 

BRIGHT MENSAH JA: 

The instant appeal launched by the petitioner/appellant herein, is against the judgment  of the High Court, Accra delivered 24/05/2018, the appellant being dissatisfied with the  court’s decision. The petitioner/appellant shall hereinafter be referred to simply as the  petitioner whilst the respondent/ respondent shall hereinafter referred simply as the  respondent

My Lords, the chief question in this appeal turns on whether the property settlement by the lower court was fair and equitable. 

The petition: 

In his petition filed in the lower court 09/12/2013, the petitioner averred that he was a  retired Air Force Officer of the Ghana Air Force and a retired International Public Servant  having worked for the World Food Programme of the United Nations. He worked in  Uganda where he first met the respondent in 1989. They started a relationship that  resulted in the petitioner impregnating the respondent who had a child in 1990. The  petitioner went ahead to …

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