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ADJETEY AND ANOTHER
V.
ADJETEY

(1973) JELR 65388 (HC)    
High Court  ·  21 Dec 1973 ·  Ghana
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[1973] 2 GLR 216
CORAM
SARKODEE J.

Ratio Decidendi

Core Terms Beta
respondent
husband
wife
petitioner
adultery
case
evidence
t.d. baffoe
petition
david larbie
evidence of opportunity
bagnall j.
cross-petition
house of t.d. baffoe
pritchard v
view
absence of the petitioner
child of the marriage
claim of damages
criminal proceedings
diplock l.j.
direct evidence of adultery
disproof of the charge
english divorce reform act
fact of adultery
identity card
improper conduct
justice kwaku agbekey
marriage registry
matrimonial causes act
mere assertion
mere empty show
next point
pecuniary aspect
pecuniary loss regard
personal loss
petitioner elizabeth adjetey
point of view of the impact
police constable
prima facie case
proper construction of this subsection of the act
reason of the said desertion
rented house
respondent alleged desertion
sarkodee j.
satisfaction of the court
simple assertion
whole exercise
whole of the evidence
wife of david larbie

SARKODEE J.

The petitioner Elizabeth Adjetey then a spinster and called Elizabeth Adwoa Piramang was married to Timothy Adjei Adjetey, the respondent, on 18 May 1966 at the marriage registry, Islington, London, England. The petitioner and the respondent are both Ghanaians. There is no child of the marriage.

Since filing the petition, and the issue of the registrar’s certificate subsequently, the petitioner has taken no steps to prosecute the case. The case was fixed for hearing on 9 August 1972 and adjourned three times on each occasion because the petitioner and her counsel were absent. The case was finally heard on 16 November 1972 in the absence of the petitioner, the respondent being permitted to prove his cross-petition. I do not think the petitioner has shown sufficient interest in prosecuting the petition and I accordingly dismiss same. In his cross-prayer the respondent alleged desertion and adultery committed by the petitioner with two persons, T.D. Baffoe and David Larbie. He…

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