I am ready to start life with my girlfriend – odartey


Former Ghana and Anderlecht star Nii Odartey Lamptey says he is ready to start his life again after securing a divorce from his estranged wife Gloria Lamptey. Lamptey on Wednesday (June 14, 2017) was granted a divorce from Gloria after a protracted legal battle (three years) over how their assets would be shared.

The court headed over Justice Cecilia Don-Chebe Agbevey allocated Mr Lamptey’s property at Dome as well as 40 percent of a GHc500,000 sum as alimony to his ex-wife. The 21-year relationship between the married couple hit the rocks in 2013 after DNA results revealed that he was not the biological father of their three children.

However, Lamptey says although he has lost some of his properties to Gloria in the ruling, he is happy to be a free man.

Today, with the final judgment, 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, Lamptey said in an interview after the verdict was announced.

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 have 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.

Lamptey who had two biological children with his girlfriend, former Ghana’s Most Beautiful finalist, and actress Ruweida Yakubu during his separation from his ex-wife also disclosed that he nearly committed suicide when he found out that he was not the father of three kids he catered for 21 years.

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.

Lamptey owns the Golden Lions Soccer Academy and Glow Lamp International School.

I Nearly Committed Suicide After DNA Result – Odartey Lamptey – sportsobama.com

Ex-Ghana international, Nii Odartey Lamptey has finally revealed what he wanted to do after being told that the three children he fathered for 21 years were not his.

In 2013, reports emerged that DNA tests had uncovered the fact that Lamptey’s three children with now ex-wife Gloria were not indeed fathered by the former World’s best juvenile player.

After suspecting the wife of infidelity, the former midfielder, who represented Ghana at the 1992, 1994 and 1996 African Nations Cup tournaments, secretly took samples from the three children and did a DNA test, which reportedly revealed that none of three girls were fathered by him.

An Accra High Court on Wednesday declared Gloria Appiah as officially an ex-wife to the former Anderletch midfielder.

And Odartey has finally broken silence on what came to mind when he was first told about the DNA test results.

I’m the only one who knows how I felt when I was told of the results, Odartey told.

Initially, I had resolved to hang myself and end it all but later on, God strengthened me and it appeared like nothing had happened,

I will advise all me never to take their life because, with God, all things are possible,

I never thought I could have the courage to withstand this. He added.

An Accra High Court on Wednesday declared Gloria Appiah as officially an ex-wife to the former Anderletch midfielder.

Gloria failed in an attempt to gain 50% share of his assets after an Accra High Court ruled that having three children out of wedlock is an “adulterous” life.

At the Court Complex in Accra, Justice Cecilia Don-Chebe Agbevey put finality to the bitter divorce battle between the estranged lovers which had lingered on since 2013.

During the court sitting, Gloria Appiah’s motion to be awarded half of each of the ex footballers properties was completed quashed.

She has however been allocated Nii Lamptey’s property located at Dome as he had proposed.

The estranged wife has also been ordered to vacate Nii Odartey Lamptey’s 7-bedroom apartment in East Legon within 30 days.


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