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High Court throws out lawsuit alleging sexual harassment against former bank CFO

November 29, 2023
Deborah Seyram Adablah
Deborah Seyram Adablah

The High Court in has ruled against Deborah Seyram Adablah, a young woman who filed a case against a former Chief Finance Officer (CFO) of a bank, alleging .

In a judgment delivered today, Justice John Bosco Nabarese dismissed the case, citing an absence of reasonable cause of action.

The court acknowledged that the relationship between Adablah and the former CFO, Ernest Kwasi Nimako, was immoral and did not align with societal norms.

However, it emphasized that such a foundation was not grounds for judicial intervention, stating, “You cannot recover the price of something you have committed into an immoral act.”

Consequently, the court held that Adablah's claims did not warrant legal consideration.

Moreover, Justice Nabarese ordered Adablah to pay a cost of GH¢10,000, adding a financial consequence to the dismissed lawsuit.

This development follows an application filed by the former CFO, urging the court to strike Adablah's case.

The court's decision underscores the importance of legal standards and societal acceptance in determining the legitimacy of a legal claim.

Background of Deborah Seyram Adablah case

Deborah Seyram Adablah initiated the lawsuit on January 23, 2023, accusing Ernest Kwasi Nimako, whom she referred to as her “sugar daddy,” of making unfulfilled promises.

Adablah alleged that Nimako committed to buying her a car, covering her accommodation expenses for three years, providing a monthly stipend of GH¢3,000, divorcing his wife to marry her, and offering a lump sum for starting a business.

However, the plaintiff claimed that Nimako later reclaimed the car, initially registered in his name, after only a year, depriving her of its use.

Additionally, she asserted that Nimako paid for only one year of accommodation, contrary to the promised three years.

In her plea to the court, Adablah sought an order to transfer the car's title to her name, reimbursement for the lump sum promised for starting a business, and payment of the outstanding two years' accommodation.

She also requested compensation for medical expenses incurred due to a family planning treatment advised by Nimako.

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