General News Mon, 7 Jan 2019

There’s only one legitimate wife of late Agyarko and that’s me – 1st wife Josephine insists

Mrs. Josephine Naana Agyarko, the first wife of the late Member of Parliament (MP) for Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency in the Greater Accra Region insists she is the only legitimate wife of the deceased, Emmanuel Kyeremanteng Agyarko, MyNewsGh.com reports.

In a suit filed at an Accra High Court against the elder brother of the deceased, Boakye Kyeremanten Agyarko and two rivals, Lydia Alhassan and Eva Essabaela Mends, she indicates that she married the deceased on January 4, 1986.

“Plaintiff got married to the deceased on 4th January 1986 under Marriage Ordinance Cap 127 having previously gotten married under the Fante Customary Law and their marriage was blessed with two children namely Jane Agyarko and Daniel Padi Agyarko”, she indicated in her writ of sermons sighted by MyNewsGh.com.

She is among other things seeking a declaration by the court that he is the only legitimate wife of the deceased, a perpetual injunction restraining the second and third defendants from further holding themselves out as widows of the deceased.

“A declaration that the 2nd and 3rd defendants are not wives of the deceased and cannot hold themselves out to the public as such”, the writ in part stated.


Emmanuel Kyeremanteng Agyarko in November last years died at the Yale Hospital in the USA after his family authorized the pulling off of his life support, a scenario widely called euthanasia or ‘mercy killing’ by experts MyNewsGh.com spoke to on the issue.

Euthanasia or “mercy killing” is an easy or painless death or the intentional ending of the life of a person suffering from an incurable or painful disease or injury at his or her request or sometimes by the request of his family, MyNewsGh.com learnt.

Different countries worldwide have various laws on the subject. Some consider it murderous, while other countries have legalized it under some conditions.

In an address monitored by MyNewsGh.com when a delegation from Parliament paid a commiseration visit to the family of the late MP, his brother, who is the Former Energy Minister said his brother’s untimely death resulted from an acidic reflux and a malignant gallbladder infection, and they had to pull off his life support because it wouldn’t have been his wish to remain on life support at that point.

Boakye Kyeremanten Agyarko revealed that his brother has been battling with the disease for the past three months and had to be flown outside the country due to the deteriorating health conditions

Source: mynewsgh.com
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