An Accra High Court has ruled that ex-wife of former Ghana international footballer, Nii Odartey, should vacate the footballer’s plush 7-bedroom apartment in East Legon within 30 days.
Justice Cecilia Don-Chebe Agbevey however, ruled that the Gloria Appiah who committed ‘adultery’ should occupy the footballer’s Dome property instead.
The court brought to finality the bitter divorce battle which had lingered since 2013. Gloria is accused of conceiving three children out of wedlock but lied and pretended Odartey Lamptey was the biological father.
She attempted to gain 50% share of the footballers assets but the court ruled on Wednesday that she was guilty of adultery. According to Starrsportsgh.com reports Gloria Appiah’s motion to be awarded half of the ex-footballer’s properties was completed quashed. She has however been allocated Nii Lamptey’s property located at Dome as he had proposed. “I thank God for taking me through this fight successfully because I didn’t know how far I could go. I’m grateful that the toils that I have gone through for the past 21 years did not go in vain. Though I’ve lost a few properties, I’m very content that at the end of this case, I have retained most of them and I’m still alive too,” Odartey Lamptey said in an interview after the ruling. “When I was informed that the [three] children were not mine, I know how I felt. Playing the role of a father to children I thought were mine for 21 years and realizing otherwise later, I nearly committed sui**de. God gave me renewed energy and courage to withstand these pains and today, I can say I have gotten over them all.”
“And today, with the final judgement, I thank God that my properties, my school and others I have kept them. She can take the little awarded her. Today the divorce has been granted and that burden that was on me is gone. Now, I’m a free and happy man, ready to start life again,” he added happily. In 2013, reports emerged that DNA tests had uncovered the fact that the couple’s three children were not indeed fathered by the former juvenile player.