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DR. LANSINA MUMUNI (SUBSTITUTED) BY ASIMAWU LANSIMA MUMUNI v. MADAM FATIMATAH MUMUNI

(2017) JELR 107057 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  H1/64/14  •  1 Jun 2017  •  Ghana

Coram
K. A. ACQUAYE, JA (Presiding). B. ACKAH-YENSU, JA . A.S.K. GYAN, JA

Judgement

 JUDGMENT

ACKAH-YENSU, JA

Dr. Lansina Mumuni, the original Respondent in this matter,  trained as a medical officer in the then West Germany and returned to Ghana in 1971 when he met the Petitioner, Madam Fatimatah Mumuni, the Petitioner, then a young nurse. While the two of them were working at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital Accra, a relationship started.  They both hail from Wa in the Upper West Region.  Shortly after, the Respondent was posted to Tamale to work in the hospital and the Petitioner joined him there. From Tamale, Respondent was posted to Salaga Hospital and he went with the Petitioner. During this period the Parties had their first child. In 1973 Respondent won another scholarship to do his specialization course in West Germany. In 1975, the Petitioner joined him there but due to language difficulties he relocated her to London.  They had two additional children in 1977 and 1982.

The Petitioner filed a petition on 14th July 2006 for divorce on grounds that the marriage betwe…

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