Ace Lawyer Tony Lithur has filed a petition at the Divorce and Matrimonial division of the High Court of Justice in Accra to divorce his wife lawyer Oye Lithur.
Mr Lithur said one of the main reasons for seeking divorce is the violent nature of his wife.
The lawyer for former President John Dramani Mahama in the petition said, ‘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 live with the parties, either as household staff or relative’.
The petition requires Nana Oye Lithur ‘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 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’.
Mr Lithur in the leaked document is praying the court not to give his wife who was the former Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection any amount of money because she is capable of taking care of herself.
He accused his wife who is a feminist of not performing her duties as a wife.
The couple has been married for so many years.
Meanwhile, Mr Lithur has asked Ghanaians to respect the privacy of the divorce process they are going through.
Read details of the petition: