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According to a report cited by ghpage.com, celebrated lawyer Tony Lithur has filled for divorce against his wife, Nana Oye Lithur.
According to a petition filled by Lawyer for Tony Lithur at the High Court ( Divorce and Matrimonial Division), Nana Oye Lithur is required to appear at the Divorce Registry of the High Court within 8 days. “That you are required within 8 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 ?t 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.”
According to Mr Lithur, one of his main reasons for ending his 20-year old marriage is because of the “cruel and violent nature” of his wife.
“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.
Nana Oye Lithur is a remarkable human rights lawyer. She was also the minister of Gender, Children, and Social Protection under the Mahama administration. She has been married for twenty years to Tony Lithur and has a number of children with him.