EVANS TAWIAH
V.
DORIS APPIAH

(2016) JELR 107585 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO. BDMC 349/2015 ·  27 May 2016 ·  Ghana
CORAM
CECILIA DON-CHEBE AGBEVEY
Core Terms Beta
marriage
petitioner
respondent
parties
years
act
man
petition
reconciliation
wife
16th day of january
canada
continuous period
evidence
presentation of the petition
processes
section
accordance
accra
akan customary law
cap
celebration of their marriage
certificate number rgm
continuous years
country
court
dissolution of the marriage
evidence of the petitioner
exhibit
existence
facts
ghana
grant of a divorce petition
issue
j u d g m e n t
jurisdiction
licence number
marriage ordinance
nurse
oath
office of the principal registrar of marriages
only ground
only issue
photocopy of the marriage certificate
possession of the respondent
spite of evidence
tailor
year

J U D G M E N T 

The Petitioner and the Respondent were married under the Marriage Ordinance (Cap 127) at the Office of the Principal Registrar of Marriages, Accra on the 16th day of January, 2006. The parties had previously married under the Akan Customary Law. 

The Petitioner is a Tailor whilst the Respondent is a Nurse. The marriage did not produce an issue.  

Per the petition, the Petitioner is praying for the dissolution of the marriage. The Petitioner who is forty-five (45) years old, testified on oath that after the celebration of their marriage in the year 2006, the parties cohabited at Adenta. 

He tendered a photocopy of the marriage certificate which was admitted in evidence as EXHIBIT ‘A’. The original is in the possession of the Respondent. 

He testified further that the Respondent who is ordinarily resident in Canada left the country after the marriage in 2006 and has never returned to Ghana where the Petitioner is domiciled. 

The only issue to determine is whether or not t…

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