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KWAME OWUSU v. MARY ROCKSON

(2019) JELR 107323 (HC)

High Court  •  GJ/714/2018  •  25 Jun 2019  •  Ghana

Coram
NICHOLAS M.C. ABODAKPI

Judgement

FACTS

The Petitioner/Appellant herein had been lawfully married to the Respondent/Respondent herein. They have lived as couple for more than twenty years.

The Petitioner was ordinarily resident in Germany but visited frequently, when on his annual leave. And it is Respondent who maintains the marital home, when Appellant is away in Germany. She has been engaged in trading since she got married to the Appellant.

The Appellant has alleged that just two years into their marriage the Respondent had deceived him that she was pregnant when that was not the case. And also adopted a child without his knowledge and poisoned his food on two different occasions.

The Appellant also alleged that he had bought land in Respondent’s name and built a house for her.

In conclusion, it is his case that for about six years before filing for divorce they have not co-habited. And therefore, the marriage has broken down beyond reconciliation and must be dissolved.

He also claimed custody of a child/d…

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