A woman sued the chief financial officer of a bank for allegedly breaking a promise to look after her, and the case was brought up once more at the High Court in Accra with unrelated issues getting in the way of the main issue.
Justice Olivia Obeng Owusu, who presided over the court’s first hearing, had instructed the parties to submit written arguments so that the court could get into the meat of the case.
However, when the case was called yesterday, the defendant’s attorneys had submitted a request for permission to submit an additional affidavit in support of their written argument.
The young woman’s suit alleges that Ernest Kwasi Nimako, a Chief Finance Officer of the bank where she completed her national service, sexually harassed her. Ernest Kwasi Nimako’s attorney informed the court of the application.
However, Mohammed Attah, the plaintiff’s attorney, informed the court that his client had also submitted an application seeking to contest Nimako’s application.
Counsel argued that Nimako’s attorneys had not been clear about which parts of his affidavit they wanted to address.
He continued by saying that given the custom, Nimako’s attorneys should have filed the supplementary affidavit immediately.
Ama Opoku Amponsah, Nimako’s attorney, disputed that.
She claimed that the court’s rules were unaware of the counsel’s claim that they should have attached a proposed supplemental affidavit.
The presiding judge, Justice Owusu adjourned the case to April 6, 2023.
She urged counsel for Adablah to serve the bank with his written submissions.
She is expected to give a ruling on the applications filed by the Nimako, which was seeking leave to file a supplementary affidavit in support of their written submission.
In a suit dated Monday, January 23, 2023, filed at the Accra High Court, Adablah contends that her “sugar daddy,” Ernest Kwasi Nimako agreed to buy her a car, pay for her accommodation for three years, give her a monthly stipend of GH¢3,000, marry her after divorcing his wife and also give her a lump sum to start a business.
It is her case that Nimako, although bought the car and registered it in his (sugar daddy’s name), he has taken the car back, denying her access to use it after about a year of enjoying the Honda Civic worth GH¢120,000, while he also paid for only one-year accommodation, even though he promised to pay for three years.
Adablah who claims that she was forced into the relationship during the period she did her national service at the bank where Ernest Kwasi Nimako works, has also accused Nimako of abuse, sexual harassment, maltreatment, exploitation and also lowering her reputation.
The plaintiff is seeking an order from the court directed at the “sugar daddy” to transfer the title of the car into her name and also give her back the car.
She is also asking the court to order the defendant to pay her the lump sum to enable “her to start a business to take care of herself as agreed by the plaintiff and the defendant.”
(parts of the story scrabbed from Ghanafeed)
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