A sexual harassment lawsuit brought by Deborah Seyram Adablah against Ernest Kwasi Nimako was thrown out by Ghana’s Accra High Court on November 28th. Judges ruled the case lacked legal merit.
Adablah had claimed Nimako reneged on promises made during their previous affair. However, the court agreed with Nimako’s defense team that Adablah failed to demonstrate reasonable cause for action.
Judges further concurred any purported contract between the plaintiff and defendant would be considered illegal and unenforceable.
Background of the Case
Deborah Adablah, popularly known by the moniker “side chick,” had sued ex-lover Ernest Nimako seeking damages for breach of promise to marry and emotional trauma. She alleged Nimako took advantage of her during their sexual relationship with false promises.
However, Nimako’s lawyers successfully argued Adablah presented no substantive claims or evidence of legally binding vows. The dismissal closes the latest chapter in a scandalous case that gripped public attention.
With judges unanimously agreeing no cause for action, Adablah is unable to pursue further legal remedies from her embattled ex-partner. Nimako had maintained his innocence throughout the sexually charged proceedings.
The court’s ruling brings clarity that while the pair’s previous affair itself may have been immoral based on Nimako’s marital status at the time, no actionable wrongdoing occurred. Disappointed in the verdict, Adablah is left to pick up the pieces and move forward.