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(1980) JELR 69582 (HC)

High Court  •  20 Jun 1980  •  Ghana




The petitioner, Victor Kodzo Ofori, hails from Vakpo in the Volta Region; the respondent, Victoria Dzigbordi Ofori, nee Affram, hails from Peki, also in the Volta Region. Some time before 1964, the petitioner went to the United States of America to study Engineering. After qualifying in 1964 he took up an appointment with the I.B.M. Corporation of New York as a Computer Systems Engineer. From time to time, the petitioner paid visits to Ghana. In 1971 while on one of such visits, the petitioner, on 3 April, married the respondent under the Marriage Ordinance, Cap. 127 (1951 Rev.) in Accra. Later that month, the petitioner and the respondent left for the United States where they set up a matrimonial home in Poughkeepsie, New York, in a house owned by the petitioner. In 1972, the petitioner sold the house at Poughkeepsie and acquired another property on Long Island where he resided with the respondent. Later that year, there was born to the petitioner and the respondent a so…

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