Sidechick Slapped with GH¢6,000 Fine by Court

The High Court has delivered its final verdict on a captivating case involving Deborah Seyram Adablah, the plaintiff, who has sued the former Chief Finance Officer of the First Atlantic Bank, Ernest Kwasi Nimako, for allegedly breaching an agreement to take care of her.

The final judgment for the pronouncement was held today, July 21, 2023 in Accra.

The High Court has awarded a cost of GH¢6,000 against Deborah Seyram Adablah, the young woman who has sued a former CFO of the bank.

The court presided over by Justice Olivia Obeng Owusu, struck out First Atlantic Bank’s name from the case following a motion filed by lawyers of First Atlantic Bank.

Lawyers for the bank had asked the court to award cost of GH¢50,000 but Adablah’s lawyer pleaded with the court to reduce it to GH¢5,000.

The last time the case was called in Court on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, Justice Olivia Obeng Owusu ordered Deborah Seyram Adablah to hand over a vehicle under dispute to the Registrar of the Court.

The vehicle, a Honda Civic worth GH¢120,000, has been at the centre of the legal dispute, and the court decided to preserve it until the final determination of the case. The vehicle has since been retrieved from her house by the Court Registrar with assistance from the Police.

Substantive case

Deborah Seyram Adablah’s suit, filed on Monday, January 23, 2023, alleges that Ernest Kwasi Nimako, whom she refers to as her “sugar daddy,” made several promises to her. According to the plaintiff, Nimako agreed to buy her the car, pay for her accommodation for three years, provide a monthly stipend of GH¢3,000, marry her after divorcing his wife, and offer a lump sum to start a business.

The plaintiff claims that although the car was initially registered in Nimako’s name, he later took it back, depriving her of its use after just a year. Additionally, she asserts that Nimako paid for only one year of accommodation, despite promising to cover three years.

The ruling by Justice Obeng Owusu also mandated Ernest Kwasi Nimako to submit all documents related to the disputed vehicle to the Registrar of the High Court. Furthermore, both the plaintiff and the defendant were directed to refrain from making any public statements on the matter via social or traditional media.

The pending judgment will be eagerly awaited by both parties as it will determine the outcome of the case and address the allegations made by Deborah Seyram Adablah against Ernest Kwasi Nimako. The court’s decision is expected to shed light on the agreement between the two individuals and its subsequent alleged breach.

The case has drawn public interest due to the nature of the claims and the involvement of a prominent financial figure. As the legal process nears its conclusion, stakeholders in the matter are keenly following the developments in the High Court in Accra.


The plaintiff is seeking an order from the court directed at the “sugar daddy” to transfer the title of the car into her name, and also give her back the car.

She is also asking the court to order the defendant to pay her the lump sum to enable “her to start a business to take care of herself as agreed by the plaintiff and the defendant.”

Another relief is for the court to order the “sugar daddy” to pay the outstanding two years’ accommodation as agreed between her and the defendant.

Again, she wants the court to order the defendant to pay her medical expenses as a result of a “side effect of a family planning treatment” the defendant told her to do in order not to get pregnant.

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