Renowned Ghanaian private legal practitioner, Tony Lithur has filed documents with the Divorce and Matrimonial division of the High Court of Justice in Accra to divorce his wife lawyer, Nana Oye Lithur. 

Mr Lithur who represented Ex President John Mahama in the historic 2012 election petition hearing at the Supreme Court in his document presented to the court mentioned the marital ‘crimes’ of Nana Oye Lithur, based on which her husband, Mr Lithur is seeking divorce.

Mr Lithur who cited “cruel and violent traits” of his wife as one of the main reasons for ending their 20-year old marriage, stated that the popular Human Rights lawyer "consistently exhibited physical violence and cruelty against every person that has ever lived with the parties".

“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 in the leaked document is praying the court not to give his wife who served as a former Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection under the erstwhile Mahama adminstration any amount of money because she is capable of taking care of herself.

He further accused his wife of 2o years who is a well-known politician and gender activist of neglecting her duties as a wife.

The court paper served on Nana Oye Lithur reads:


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 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.”

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