DORCAS CYNTHIA ASANTE
V.
YAW AKOMEA ASANTE BRIGHT

(2016) JELR 107539 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO: DM/00096/2015 ·  18 Jul 2016 ·  Ghana
CORAM
HAFISATA AMALEBOBA
Core Terms Beta
petitioner
respondent
parties
marriage
evidence
mother
petition
continuous period
diligent effort
store boy
burden of proof
dissolution of the marriage
inability of the respondent
marriage certificate
presentation of the petition
proof
unreasonable behaviour
accusations of adultery
accusations of respondent
allegations
assertions of verbal assault
civil suits
credible evidence
customary law sometime
customary marriage
duty of the court
grant of a decree of divorce
grounds of unreasonable behaviour
hafisata amaleboba
hostility of respondent
kpegah jsc
marriage certificate no.
matrimonial discussions
own testimony
particulars of unreasonable behaviour
petitioner’s ovulation
petitioner’s testimony
private issues
respondent consents
respondent’s harassment
respondent vis
said case
sexual relations
testimonies of the parties
toner cartridges
undisputed facts of this case
vitro fertilisation

JUDGMENT: 

The undisputed facts of this case are that the parties were married under customary law sometime in September 2006. In 2006 the customary marriage was converted to a Marriage under the Marriage ordinance 1884 – 1985 (CAP 127) in Accra.  

Some years after the marriage, the wife - Petitioner filed this Petition against the Respondent, her husband seeking a dissolution of the marriage celebrated between them, alleging unreasonable behaviour on the part of the  Respondent. Particulars of unreasonable behaviour averred to by the Petitioner include the inability of the Respondent to satisfy the Petitioner  sexually, the Respondent’s harassment of Petitioner over her inability to have  children, the inability of the Respondent to keep matrimonial discussions 

between the couple only, rather than telling same to friends, family and neighbours, the accusations of Respondent that Petitioner is having an affair  with the store boy and the hostility of Respondent’s mother.

The Respondent…

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