BERNARD KYEI KUMI
V.
FANNY KUMI

(2016) JELR 107524 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO. DM/0127/2016 ·  29 Jul 2016 ·  Ghana
CORAM
CECILIA DON-CHEBE AGBEVEY J.
Core Terms Beta
petitioner
respondent
evidence
parties
court
section
3rd day of october
continuous period
hfc bank
petition
presentation of the petition
sierra leone
issue of the marriage
marital property
mortgage facility
payments
respondent’s behaviour
u.s.a
western area of the state of sierra leone
circumstances of this case
civil marriage act
entire property
extracts of the whatsapp conservation
facility letter
female partner
grant of a decree of divorce
grant of a divorce petition
immovable property
marriage certificate
matrimonial causes act
mortgaged house
order party
parties’ marriage
pay-slips
personal bank statement
petitioner’s evidence
reason of such adultery
regard
respective families of the parties
respondent consents
respondent’s mother
said marriage
said property
sister of the respondent
spintex road
standard chartered bank ghana
whatsapp conversations

J U D G M E N T 

The parties were married under the Civil Marriage Act (Cap 97) at the  Registrar’s Office Freetown in the Western Area of the state of Sierra Leone on  the 3rd day of October 2012. The parties who are both Ghanaians cohabited at No.  7 Hassan Drive, Juba Hills Freetown, Sierra Leone. The Petitioner is a banker at the Standard Chartered Bank Ghana and the Respondent is a student domiciled in the United States of America. There is no issue of the marriage. The Petitioner filed the petition on the 5th day of April, 2016 for the following reliefs: 

i. That the said marriage contracted between the parties in Sierra Leone  be dissolved. 

ii. That the marital property which is the mortgaged house at Plot 45, Zone  5/7 Baatsona, Spintex Road, Accra be settled on the Petitioner.

It is worthy of note that even though the Respondent was duly served with  petition and other processes out of the jurisdiction, she neither filed an entry of  appearance nor responded to any of the said…

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