Tony Lithur asks for privacy in divorce petition against Nana Oye Lithur
Legal practitioner, Mr Tony Lithur has pleaded with the public to give his family some privacy following the leakage and publication of documents he filed for divorce against Nana Oye Lithur, a former cabinet minister on social media.
"My attention has been drawn to the publication on social media of the docket copy of a Petition for divorce I have filed against Nana Oye Lithur at the Divorce and Matrimonial Division of the High Court, Accra and some pictures of us," Mr Lithur said in a press statement dated June 13, 2018 and signed by him.
"While acknowledging the existence of the filed Petition, I would like to say that the process is an emotional and difficult one for us and our children," Mr Lithur wrote.
"I would therefore very respectfully and humbly, ask the general public to kindly give us, our children and loved ones some privacy to deal quietly with this painful stage of our lives," he added.
Mr Tony Lithur on May 2, 2018 filed a Petition for divorce against Nana Oye Lithur at the Divorce and Matrimonial Division of the High Court, Accra.
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Mr Lithur, is a private legal practitioner and founder of the law firm, Lithur Brew & Company. He is the private lawyer of former President John Dramani Mahama and played a vital role in the defence of the former President in the famous Election Petition of 2013 at the Supreme Court.
Nana Oye Lithur, is also a lawyer and principal of the non-governmental organisation (NGO), Centre for Human Rights Advocacy. She is human rights advocate and was a Cabinet Minister responsible for Gender, Children and Social Protection between February 2013 and Jan 2017.
The docket copy of the divorce Petition was leaked on social media on Tuesday June 12, 2018 and has generated public discussion following the myriad of allegations against Nana Oye Lithur and the grounds on which Mr Lithur is asking for the divorce.
They have been married for 27 years first under customary on April 14, 1991 and subsequently celebrated the marriage under Ordinance at the Christ the King Catholic Church in Accra on January 16, 1997.
They have four children.
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