On Wednesday, June 12, 2018, there was a report on a divorce suit between renowned lawyers, Tony Lithur and his wife, Nana Oye Lithur.
Private legal practitioner and lawyer for former President John Mahama, Tony Lithur has proceeded to court to file for divorce against his wife, a former Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection under the erstwhile NDC government, Nana Oye Lithur
According to a court letter of notice to Nana Oye Lithur spotted by Prime News Ghana and dated May 2, 2018, asked the respondent to within 8 days enter on appearance either in person or by solicitor at the Divorce Registry of the High Court, should she think ﬁt to do so and thereafter to answer to a petition.
Portions of the petition read; “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.
Tony Lithur married Nana Oye Lithur first under the customary law on April 14, 1991, and later under the Ordinance at the Christ the King Catholic Church in Accra on January 16, 1997.
While Tony Lithur is a successful lawyer with clients including former President John Mahama, Nana Oye is equally a successful lawyer, a renowned human rights advocate and former Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection under the Mahama government.
Tony Lithur and Nana Oye who have four children from their marriage had been considered as one of the most famous couples in Ghana.