The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal filed by the ex-wife of former Black Stars player, Nii Odartey Lamptey, regarding the ownership of a property at East Legon.
Gloria Appiah had appealed to the court to grant her ownership of the ex-Ghanaian international’s seven-bedroom house at East Legon.
This, she wanted, as part of her recompense after their failed marriage in 2013.
Ms Appiah was aggrieved after an Accra High Court ordered her to vacate the property so, she decided to appeal the ruling.
But the court dismissed her case as all three judges who sat on it said she did not deserve the property, thereby ordering her to move out as soon as possible.
The football world was in shock when Odartey Lamptey opened up that the three children he raised with ex-wife Gloria Appiah, were not his biological children.
“It all [started] just because I couldn’t afford to pay school fees that may be was too much for me at the time – a child is going to school in the UK and the school fees was about £26,000. I thought I have invested all my money and I cannot afford it because they [children] are three and [all will need to follow suit]. So I took a decision to look for a good school [Ashesi University]…and that’s what brought all this,” he said.
He admitted to hearing rumours about his wife’s promiscuity a few years ago but was in the process of investigating when she compounded matters by demanding divorce over the disagreement they had had, over the first child’s school fees.
According to Odartey Lamptey, close pals advised him to undertake a DNA test on the kids after obtaining many recordings of his ex-wife and her activities.
Nii Odartey Lamptey said the DNA result was a defining moment for him.
“At that short period, you’re finding out that, they are not yours anymore…I don’t know the kind of pain any human being can go through more than that,” he said.
He said he was happy the test opened his eyes and he trusted it more because his wife then, did not challenge the results.
Odartey Lamptey divorced Gloria Appiah and remarried and been blessed with two girls.
In an interview with Accra-based Kasapa FM after the court ruling, he 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 vacate 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 [done].”
“It’s my prayer that nobody experiences this kind of situation because it can easily ruin your life”.