SALLY BART APPAIH
V.
BART APPIAH

(2016) JELR 107762 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO: DM 15/2015 ·  21 Jul 2016 ·  Ghana
CORAM
HAFISATA AMALEBOBA
Core Terms Beta
respondent
petitioner
marriage
parties
reconciliation
court
petition
section
9th february
differences
facts
4th may
dissolution of the marriage
evidence
ground
marriages act
settlement
terms
united kingdom
agreed sum
attorney
bekwai branch
counsel
evidence of the petitioner
following reliefs
hafisata amaleboba
issue of the marriage
judgment
lump sum of ghc
marriage certificate
marriage certificate no dcg
matrimonial cause
matrimonial causes act
medical issues
petitioner allegations
petitioner cross
petitioner’s legal fees
petitioner’s testimony
proof
reason
response
result of distance
said marriage
said petition
sexual advances
sexual intercourse
staff of the ghana commercial bank
time of the marriage

JUDGMENT: 

The parties to this Petition were married on 9th February 2013 at the Trinity  Presbyterian Church of Ghana Emmanuel congregation, Accra under the Marriages Act 1884 – 1985 (CAP 127). They have no issue of the marriage.  The Petitioner filed this Petition against the Respondent on the ground that the marriage has broken down beyond reconciliation. By the said Petition, she  seeks the following reliefs: 

a. That the said marriage be dissolved  

b. That the Respondent be made to pay the Petitioner’s legal fees. 

c. That the Respondent be ordered to pay a lump sum of GHC 20,000 as settlement to the Petitioner to assuage and compensate her for the pain, suffering, humiliation and waste of her time during the prime of her life. 

The Petitioner averred that the Respondent was 31yrs old at the time of the marriage while she was 32. She stated that the Respondent is uncaring and has a habit of harassing her in public. She averred further, that the Respondent has three children from othe…

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