GIFTY OWUSU ANSAH
V.
COLLINS DADZIE

(2017) JELR 107691 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO. BDMC 531/2014 ·  24 Mar 2017 ·  Ghana
CORAM
CECILIA DON-CHEBE AGBEVEY
Core Terms Beta
respondent
petitioner
exhibit
parties
court
marriage
washing bay
a. r. s. lane
ogbojo east
supreme court
financial provision
acres of land
personal law of the parties
uncompleted storey buildings
joint owner of the properties
joint property of petitioner
remaining property
residential property
unemployment benefits
use of the petitioner
valuation of the properties
zabrama v. zegbedi
amount of money
assistance of the respondent
benz cars
customary law
evidence of this physical assault
family business
full custody of the children of the marriage
further states
grounds of petitioner
landed property
matrimonial causes act
mother of the said child
mutual agreement
name melisa mabel appiah
parties’ marriage
part of the ancillary reliefs
petitioner of disrespect
respondent cross
respondent of cruelty
said exhibit shows
said marriage
share of the valued properties
site plan
upkeep of the children of the marriage
upkeep of the said children

J U D G M E N T

It is not in dispute that the parties were married under Akan custom and practice at Labadi, Accra in or about June 1999. With the assistance of the respondent the petitioner was able to join the respondent in the Netherlands where they cohabited. Petitioner is still resident in the Netherlands while the respondent is now in Ghana, specifically staying at, Ogbojo, Accra. The couple have four children  between them all of whom live with their mother in the Netherlands with their ages  ranging from 20 and 14 years old. 

From the processes filed by the parties they are in agreement that the marriage has broken down beyond reconciliation with each blaming the other for the breakdown in the marriage. Both parties accuse the other of adultery. The petitioner additionally accuses the respondent of cruelty and sought to tender evidence of this physical assault with scars she received from the respondent. The respondent also accuses the petitioner of disrespect and unreasonable …

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