LILY OFORI ADDO
V.
KWASI OFORI

(2016) JELR 107765 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO. BDMC 417/2015 ·  20 Jul 2016 ·  Ghana
CORAM
CECILIA DON-CHEBE AGBEVEY
Core Terms Beta
respondent
petitioner
parties
marriage
evidence
petition
children
court
christ presbyterian church
continuous period
reconciliation
section
16th day of february
man
marriage ordinance
reasonable wear
tear of married life
way
wife
4th day of september
case
chief
church members
conduct
cross petition
dissolution of the marriage
evidence of the petitioner
grant of a decree of divorce
grant of a divorce petition
honourable court
issues of the marriage
marriage certificate
matrimonial causes act
members of their respective family members
orders
point
reasons
respondent’s adultery
respondent’s counsel
result of the adultery
unnamed woman
unreasonable behaviour
unreasonable behaviour of the respondent

J U D G M E N T 

The parties who are Ghanaians, were married on the 16th day of February  2002, under the Marriage Ordinance (Cap 127) (1951 Rev.) at the Christ Presbyterian Church, Adentan, Accra. Prior to the marriage, the parties had  married under Akan customary law at Asokwa, Kumasi in or about 1985. There  are four (4) issues of the marriage who are all adults. The Petitioner is a trader  and the Respondent is self-employed. 

Per a petition filed on the 4th day of September 2015, on grounds of the  adultery of the Respondent, the Petitioner is seeking reliefs as follows: 

a) The dissolution of the marriage between the Petitioner and the Respondent.

b) Such further or other orders as this Honourable Court will consider just.

c) An order directed at the Respondent to pay the Petitioner her costs in this  case.

The Respondent filed an Answer and cross petition which was subsequently  discontinued. 

In her evidence-in-chief, the Petitioner testified on oath that the parties got  marr…

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