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Essien sues ex-girlfriend

Dela%20Ackumey%20EssienChelsea midfielder Michael Essien has dragged his ex-girlfriend Ms Dela Ackumey to an Accra High Court in connection with allegations that he had performed her traditional marriage rites while they were together.

Essien, who will be flying in from his London base to testify, wants a court order restraining Ms Ackumey who was said to have lived with him sometime ago before they broke up, from holding herself as his wife.

The defendant, Ms Ackumey, meanwhile has stated that she has video evidence to prove that the Chelsea ace indeed performed the marriage rites in the presence of her relatives.

At the court, presided over by Justice A.K Ofori-Atta, counsel for Essien, stated that according to his client, the rites performed did not amount to marriage in the Anlo tribe where Ackumey comes from.

He argued that even if the traditional rites amounted to a marriage, it was contrary to the instructions he gave and stressed that it was not a marriage rite.

Counsel for the defendant told the court that the plaintiff had made attempts to have the matter settled amicably but was unsuccessful on the issue of whether a marriage rite was performed or not.

Neither Essien nor Dela were in the court on Tuesday, as they were both out of the country; but Dela had indicated she had wanted to give evidence via video conferencing, which counsel for Essien disagreed with.

It would be recalled that Dela Ackumey about two years ago told the News of the World, a British tabloid, that Michael Essien cheated on her several times but she forgave him.

They however later split according to her story because she could no longer stand his roving eyes and lies and therefore called it quits.

The player is said to be dating Nadia Buari, a Ghanaian actress and a daughter of Sidiku Buari, ace musician and former President of the Musicians Union of Ghana.

He is rumoured to have proposed marriage to Nadia and wants the issue of his alleged marriage to Dela put behind him so that he can move on in life.

Essien, meanwhile, has one child with another woman.

Source: Daily Guide

Categories: General News
  1. Rex Adu-Adjei
    May 15, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    You all know that ewes, especially Anlos want everything cheap. The guy did not marry her but this Trokosi girl wants to get the most out of Essien’s fortune but the guy is too smart for her.

    The guy abandoned this girl when he left Lyon for Chelsea and now she’s complaining she was married to him. Did he do the marriage rites the Ayigbe/Togolese way or Fante way?

    She will get nothing

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