JOYCE BERYL AMENYA
V.
FRANCIS HENRI BOHAM

(2017) JELR 107747 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO. BDMC /247/2015 ·  19 May 2017 ·  Ghana
CORAM
CECILIA DON-CHEBE AGBEVEY
Core Terms Beta
respondent
marriage
petitioner
court
parties
london
petition
dissolution of the marriage
20th day of march
evidence
section
21st day of december
answer
differences
ghana
grant of a decree of divorce
home
marriage ordinance
matrimonial home
oath
terms of section
testimony
28th day of august
accra
addition
certificate number rgm2518
continuous period
copy of the divorce certificate
december
diligent effort
family members
filing of the petition
issue
judgment
man
marital differences
marriage certificate
matrimonial causes act
part
period
presentation of the petition
problems
respondent consents
sisters
sole ground
such consent
totality of the evidence
wife

JUDGMENT 

The parties were married under the Marriage Ordinance (Cap 127) (1951 Rev.). On the 21st day of December, 2004 at the Global Evangelical Church, Adonai Chapel Madina. The petitioner and the respondent are 60 years and 65 years respectively. 

Per a petition filed on the 20th day of March, 2015, the petitioner is praying the court for the dissolution of the marriage. The Respondent filed an Answer to the petition in which he agreed that the marriage has broken down irretrievably and prayed for a dissolution of the marriage.  

The issue to be determined by the court is whether or not the marriage has broken  down beyond reconciliation. At the hearing, the Petitioner, testified on oath that  she is a nurse who lives in Slough, London. She confirmed that the parties got  married on the 25th of December, 2004 in Ghana she tendered the marriage certificate which was admitted in evidence as Exhibit 'A'. She testified further that after the marriage, she went back to London where she …

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