FRESH TROUBLE: Asamoah Gyan’s wife, Gifty Seeks Divorce

Black Stars Captain, Asamoah Gyan will soon found himself in hot waters as his wife, Gifty seeks a divorce after the DNA test result exonerated her.

It would be recalled that Asamoah Gyan aside demanding a DNA test to prove the paternity of children has also asked for the annulment of the marriage to Gifty Gyan.


Asamoah Gyan’s agenda for seeking annulment of the marriage was for him to escape paying huge compensation to mother of his three children on grounds the marriage technically never existed.

However, information has it that, Gifty is rather pushing for a divorce because their marriage was legal under the laws of the country.

Gifty wants the Asamoah Gyan to bear the brunt of his actions after subjecting her to international disgrace which sought to suggest she was sleeping around.

Gyan through his lawyer Mr Edwin Kusi Appiah in November last year stated he was annulling the marriage saying “Our client has noted the level of misinformation as well as the veiled and sometimes open attempt to discredit him, his family and or his friends and therefore we write for and on behalf of Mr. Asamoah Gyan on matters that have come to his attention because they have been largely publicized and talked about within the media space across the country.”

It continued “Our client has no interest in discussing his marriage in public but the only correction he wishes to make on the foregoing is that the process that is ongoing at an Accra High Court is not a petition for divorce but an annulment process.”


What’s the Legal difference between annulment and divorce?

There are two ways to legally end a marriage – annulment and divorce. An annulment is a legal procedure which cancels a marriage between a man and a woman. Annulling a marriage is as though it is completely erased – legally, it declares that the marriage never technically existed and was never valid.

A divorce, or legal dissolution of a marriage, is the ending of a valid marriage between a man and a woman returning both parties to single status with the ability to remarry.

An annulment case can be initiated by either the husband or the wife in the marriage. The party initiating the annulment must prove that he or she has the grounds to do so and if it can be proven, the marriage will be considered null and void by the court. The following is a list of common grounds for annulment and a short explanation of each point: bigamy, forced consent, fraud, marriage prohibited by law, mental illness, mental incapacity, inability to consummate the marriage, underage marriage, adultery, desertion and physical/emotional abuse.