JINEN SFARJILANI
V.
AHMAD ASSAD ZEIN

(2017) JELR 107739 (HC)    
High Court  ·  DM/0167/17 ·  28 Jul 2017 ·  Ghana
CORAM
CECILIA DON-CHEBE AGBEVEY
Core Terms Beta
marriage
petitioner
respondent
parties
accra
application
date
marriage certificate
petition
section
court
marriages act
place of registration
accordance
annulment of the marriage
matrimonial causes act
oath
part
preliminary objection
said marriage
signature of the district chief executive
26th april
answer
case of the petitioner
case of the registration of marriages
close of the petitioner
decree
district chief executive
divorce proceedings
evidence
following reliefs
graphic designer
grounds
judgment
lawyer
metropolitan chief executive
parents
party
person
provisions of the mohammedan ordinance
respondent consents
respondent's counsel
s evidence
spinster
trial

JUDGMENT

The Petitioner, then a spinster and the Respondent, then a divorcee were married under the provisions of the Mohammedan Ordinance (Cap 129) at the Regimanuel Estate, Spintex Road on the 19th day of May 2016. Per the petition was filed on 26th April, 2017 the Petitioner prays for the following reliefs; 

i) The marriage celebrated on the 19th of May, 2016 be annulled.

ii) Each party to bear its own costs of these proceedings. 

It is the case of the petitioner as averred in the petition that she is a graphic designer but currently unemployed and lives with her parents at No. 47 Agbeleza, Accra whilst the respondent is a businessman who deals in computer  hardware among others. The parties who are both Ghanaians cohabited after  the marriage, at H/NO. JI / 2, Coastal Estates, Accra. It is further the petitioner's case that the marriage celebrated between the parties is a nullity and that it  should be declared as such on the grounds that the said marriage was not  registered in acc…

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