EKOW AMANKWAH OCRAN
V.
IRENE DEDO SACKITEY

(2016) JELR 107552 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO. BDMC 355/2015 ·  20 Jun 2016 ·  Ghana
CORAM
CECILIA DON-CHEBE AGBEVEY
Core Terms Beta
petitioner
respondent
children
marriage
children of the marriage
united states of america
parties
evidence
jojo ewusi ocran
continuous period
life insurance policy
petition
17th day of april
following reliefs
half of the rent
issues of the marriage
life insurance
said marriage
school break
school fees
united states
account of the petitioner
annual cost
custody of the children
education fund
following manner
godly counselling of the parties
grant of a divorce petition
insurance policy
joint custody
life insurance policies
likelihood of the respondent
lives
marriage ordinance
matrimonial causes act
medical doctor resident
medical emergencies
medical expenses
office of the principal registrar of marriages
own costs
paid help
security services
summer holidays

J U D G M E N T 

Ekow Amankwa Ocran (hereinafter called the Petitioner) and his wife (Irene Dedo Sackitey, hereinafter called the Respondent) were married on the 17th day of April, 2004 under the customary law which was converted on the same day to a marriage under the Marriage Ordinance (Cap 127) (1951 Rev.) at the office of the Principal Registrar of Marriages, Accra. The Petitioner currently lives in the U.S.A whilst the Respondent is a medical doctor resident in Ghana. There are two issues of the marriage namely Jojo Ewusi Ocran and Kobina Aggrey Ocran who are 10 and 8 years old respectively. 

Per the petition filed on the 3rd day of July 2015, the Petitioner, on the  ground that the Respondent has behaved in such a way that the Petitioner cannot reasonably be expected to live with the Respondent, prayed the court for the  following reliefs:

i) That the said marriage be dissolved. 

ii) That the Petitioner and Respondent be ordered to have joint custody over the two issues of the mar…

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