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Ghana defender John Mensah to sell mansion and other properties to compensate ex-wife

Published on: 03 March 2014
John Mensah and his former wife Henrietta.

Ghana defender John Mensah has been ordered by an Accra High Court to sell his plush mansion at the affluent Trassaco Valley Estates and other properties to pay for his divorce compensation.

According to the state-owned Graphic Sports, this is a fall-out from an agreement reached by the court following a divorce suit filed by his ex-wife Henrietta last October.

Proceeds from the sale of the house are to be shared equally between the couple.

Mensah, married to Henrietta for the past 12 years with four children, was accused of cheating and shirking his responsibilities.

The former Sunderland star claimed those allegations were baseless.

Since their marriage was under Ordinance, they are required to share equally all the properties acquired by them during the period of their marriage.

They have houses and plots of land in and around Accra, a beverage factory on the Kasoa-Bawjiase road and cars.

Mensah has been tasked to commit a fixed monthly remittance for the upkeep of the children.

The Graphic Sports aslo claim the initial US$ 500,000 alimony demanded by Henrietta has been beaten down to 150,000 Ghana cedis.

Mensah is set to return to action after signing a loan deal with Slovakian top-flight side FC Nitra in a move expected to boost his chances of of playing at the 2014 World Cup.

Last month, ex-Ghana striker Arthur Moses, was also ordered by a Supreme Court ruling that he give his divorced wife three more houses as part of their divorce settlement.

His divorced wife claimed she deserved the compensation package because Moses prevented her from working during his playing time.


This article has 10 comment(s), give your comment
    March 03, 2014 01:25 pm
    Wow, this high court decision is asinine. I just want these judges to put themselves in Mensah's shoes. This man has been plagued with injuries and right now his playing days are not certain. How can these men sit down and award so much to someone for opening her legs. Taking care of the children, yes. But why so much to the woman? B
  • Joe Anom says:
    March 03, 2014 11:19 am
    I am not surprise to hear this from Henrieta she lived in France so she has copied the life of french women. so is she happy that court has order Mensah to sell his properties to settle her selfish interest?Hmmmmmmmmmm asem sebe
    March 03, 2014 10:13 am
  • Selfmade says:
    March 04, 2014 03:56 am
    I saw this lady in fadama and I knew instantly that's she is a gold digger!!! And now this lil bitch has proved me right! She was with John mensah in fadama to visit mister Simmons who happens to be john mensah senior father and the moment I saw the lady, I was really surprised that such a quiet dude like john ll go for a high class lady and bkw my suspicion has been confirmed!!! U see this is what happens when u married someone u don't know or when family members arranged a marriage for u and this is what happened to john mensah!! His family arranged this marriage for her when he was in France and aft the marriage rites, the lady relocated to France to stay with john mensah and this is the end results!! This lady has caused a lot of ripples in mensahs family such that john doesn't even take care of his siblings and other family members!! I know john mensah very well in fadama where his senior father lives!! Am so sad but keep your head up because whereby the shadow, falls, light follows!!
  • Jack says:
    March 04, 2014 05:38 am
    We leave jugement to God , those who know the truth but refuse to say it ,those who are lying , those who are writting flase comment , those who aided to destroy the marriage , and even John and his ex wife we live it to God to juge them and I know God will juge everybody according to his or her deed
  • Moses says:
    March 04, 2014 05:44 am
  • Martin says:
    March 04, 2014 09:02 am
    Why are people not trying to be objective here? ls John mensah my best defender a saint? Either the problem is coming from him or not? ls he cheating on the wife as claimed? When he was saying till death do us part was asleep? Doesn't he also know that when they got married they 're one and everything that belongs to him or the woman is for both of them? Don't they also know that the Bible frowns on divorce? So if they are going their separate ways then every properties between them must be shared between them. Because they are one
  • GBANDAWURA says:
    March 03, 2014 01:31 pm
  • askantwi says:
    March 03, 2014 01:39 pm
    God go punish these wicked and devious judges, as well as that Nation wrecker woman of his ex-wife. God will help Arthur Moses and John Mensah to overcome these difficult times. The women, they already had their punishment.
  • Kwesi says:
    March 03, 2014 12:04 pm
    another gold digger