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ERNESTINA BOATENG V. PHYLLIS SERWAH & ORS.

(2021) JELR 107274 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  CIVIL APPEAL NO. J4/08/2020  •  14 Apr 2021  •  Ghana

Coram
BAFFOE-BONNIE, JSC (PRESIDING) PWAMANG, JSC MARFUL-SAU, JSC AMEGATCHER, JSC TORKORNOO (MRS.), JSC

Judgement

JUDGMENT

PWAMANG, JSC

My Lords, the proceedings that have culminated in this appeal were commenced in the High Court, Accra on 2nd January, 2009 but are a sequel to a partly-heard matrimonial case in that court which was struck out on 31st July, 2007 following the death of the respondent therein, Mark Adu Prempeh (the Deceased). The plaintiff/respondent/appellant (the plaintiff) herein and the deceased met and entered into a relationship in Antwerp, Belgium in 1988 and the relationship lasted for nine years before they came to marry at Kumasi in 1997 in accordance with Akan custom. Problems developed in the relationship in 2000 causing the plaintiff to file a divorce petition against the deceased praying for dissolution of the marriage and also for declaration of joint ownership of two landed properties situate at Tantra Hill and Adabraka, both in Accra. In his defence in the divorce case the deceased disputed the validity of the marriage and denied the plaintiff’s claim of joint owners…

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