The Appeals Court has thrown out an appeal filed by the ex-wife of Ghanaian footballer Nii Odartey Lamptey after seven years of a fiercely contested legal battle.
Madam Gloria Appiah’s petition to the Appeals Court was to be given the seven-bedroom mansion of Odartey Lampyet as part of her alimony which has been quashed.
In June 2017, the Accra High Court, presided over by Justice Cecilia Don-Chebe Agbevey, who put finality to the long legal battle, ordered the dissatisfied wife to vacate his seven bed-room mansion at East Legon but must settle her with alimony of GH¢ 200,000.00, a car and Mr Lamptey’s four-bedroom house located at Dome.
The Ex-wife disagreed with the ruling and appealed for a review of the verdict to get his mansion as part of her entitlements but unfortunately, her appeal to own that residence has been thrown out by the Appeals Court.
All three judges, who sat on the appeal, ruled in favour of the ex-star and have asked her to move out as soon as possible.
Mr Lamptey, speaking to Kasapa FM’s Alexander Anyankwaa after the ruling said:
“I feel happy now because it’s been over seven years of legal battle but I thank God that finally her appeal against me has been thrown out and the court has ordered her to evacuate from my mansion. It has not been easy at all but I thank The Lord Almighty for a battle well fought. I thank my lawyers, Kizito Beyuo & Iris K. Aggrey-Orleans for a great job,” he said.
He added that he wishes no one goes through the ordeal that he has been subjected to by his ex-wife.
“It’s my prayer that nobody experiences this kind of situation because it can easily ruin your life,” he said.
The ex-Ghana star now has three beautiful children with movie star Ruweida Yakubu, two girls, and a boy.
The legal between Odartey Lamptey and ex-wife Gloria Appiah began in 2013 after reports emerged that DNA tests had uncovered the fact that the couple’s three children were not indeed fathered by the former World’s best juvenile player.