When they say some women are wicked–Gloria Appiah (formerly known as Gloria Odartey Lamptey) is one of such women.
After having 3 children behind Nii Odartey Lamptey and letting him take care of these kids without knowing he was not the father–Gloria took a case to court to get 50% of the former footballer’s asset, following their divorce.
Odartey Lamptey got to know the three kids he thought to have fathered with his wife were never his after DNA tests proved so. At the same time, it was alleged that Elikem Kumordzi was chopping Gloria and the footballer reportedly caught Elikem flirting with his wife on three different occasions in their matrimonial home.
You would think any woman who had brought such a shame would pack quietly and leave her marital home but Gloria didn’t do that. She actually went to court to try and take a lot of Odartey’s assets’ with her.
But an Accra High Court has today thrown out Gloria’s claim. Justice Cecilia Don-Chebe Agbevey completed quashed Gloria’s motion to have the ex-footballers assets equally divided.
Gloria has however been allocated Nii Lamptey’s property located at Dome as he had proposed.
Reports say: “The estranged wife has also been ordered to vacate Nii Odartey Lamptey’s 7-bedroom apartment in East Legon within 30 days. The court has awarded 40% of a GHc500,000 cash as alimony to the ex-wife, a cost we understand Nii Lamptey intends to appeal.”
Speaking to starrsportsgh.com after the ruling, Odartey Lamptey said:
“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.”
“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 suicide. 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.”