The Court of Appeal has out rightly dismissed an appeal filed by former wife of ex-Black Stars player Nii Odartey Lamptey regarding a property situated at East Legon, Accra.
Odartey’s ex-wife, Gloria Appiah, had filed at the appeals court a case seeking for ownership right to the former Ghana international’s property of a seven-bedroom house located at East Legon in the capital, but Court of Appeal has thrown out her appeal during its hearing on Monday, July 13, 2020.
Ms Appiah filed her appeal seeking to be granted ownership of the said property as part of compensation she seeks in addition to what she already earned following the failure of their marriage in 2013. An Accra High Court had ruled ordering her to vacate the said property following their divorce, but Gloria, unsatisfied with the ruling, opted to appeal against the court’s ruling but has had her appeal dismissed.
The court ruled that Gloria Appiah does not merit the property she seeks on legal grounds, and should move out of the house with immediate effect. With the latest ruling, it is left to be seen whether Ms Appiah will call it a day on the legal battle and do as the court has ordered, or take the matter much higher thereby climbing the judicial ladder to pursue a review at the nations apex court – The Supreme court, even if that will eventually amount to a pyrrhic victory.
To recall, Mr Odartey Lamptey divulged to the amazement of the world that three children he actually raised with his ex-wife Gloria Appiah, were not his biological children. A DNA test carried out on the said children by Odartey proved his revelation, which eventually led to him divorcing Gloria about seven years ago. Odartey has since remarried with two girls of his own, but the battle for who owns and lives in the East Legon property is still on and the latest ruling by the Appeals Court may settle the dust.