Lawyer Tony Lithur is in process of divorcing his long time wife, Nana Oye Lithur, Today can report
A petition sighted by Today which was filed by lawyer for Tony Lithur at the High Court (Divorce and Matrimonial Division) said: “That you are required within eight days after service hereof upon you. Inclusive of the day service to enter on appearance either in person or by solicitor at the Divorce Registry of the High Court, Accra in the Greater Accra Region of the Republic of Ghana should you think ﬁt to do so and thereafter to answer this petition and that in default of your so doing, the Court will proceed to hear the petition and pronounce judgement your absence notwithstanding.”
Strangely, Mr Lithur mentioned “cruel and violent traits” of his wife as one of the main reasons for ending their 27-year old marriage.
“When the parties settled down to marriage, petitioner began to notice some unnerving character traits of the Respondent. While petitioner was aware Respondent was aggressive in approach to many things, nothing prepared him for what he later discovered of cruel and instinctively violent traits. She consistently exhibited physical violence and cruelty against every person that has ever lived with the parties, either as household staff or relative,” the petition said.
Mr Lithur further used harsh words on his wife, who is a well-known politician and gender activist.
However, few hours after documents of his petition for divorce leaked on social media, Mr. Tony Lithur, asked for privacy for his family.
In a statement issued yesterday, the astute lawyer urged the general public to accord his family some privacy with regards to the divorce petition against Nana Oye Lithur, the former gender minister in erstwhile Mahama administration.
Tony Lithur’s divorce petition filed against Nana Oye Lithur on May 2, 2018, was leaked on social media on Tuesday 12, 2018.
Tony and Nana have been married for 27 years under customary.
On January 1997, they celebrated the marriage under Ordinance at the Christ the King Catholic Church in Accra.
The two have four children.
Mr. Lithur is in private legal practice and founded the law firm, Lithur Brew & Company.
Nana Oye Lithur (a former Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection from 2013 to 2017), is also a lawyer and principal of the Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Centre for Human Rights Advocacy.
Story: Atta KWAKU BOADI
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