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GIFTY OWUSU ANSAH v. COLLINS DADZIE

(2017) JELR 107691 (HC)

High Court  •  SUIT NO. BDMC 531/2014  •  24 Mar 2017  •  Ghana

Coram
CECILIA DON-CHEBE AGBEVEY

Judgement

JUDGMENT

AGBEVEY, J.

It is not in dispute that the parties were married under Akan custom and practice at Labadi, Accra in or about June 1999. With the assistance of the respondent the petitioner was able to join the respondent in the Netherlands where they cohabited. Petitioner is still resident in the Netherlands while the respondent is now in Ghana, specifically staying at, Ogbojo, Accra. The couple have four children  between them all of whom live with their mother in the Netherlands with their ages  ranging from 20 and 14 years old. 

From the processes filed by the parties they are in agreement that the marriage has broken down beyond reconciliation with each blaming the other for the breakdown in the marriage. Both parties accuse the other of adultery. The petitioner additionally accuses the respondent of cruelty and sought to tender evidence of this physical assault with scars she received from the respondent. The respondent also accuses the petitioner of disrespect and unreasona…

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