It appears even gender activists are not spared the pangs of unpleasant phenomenon of divorce as former minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Nana Oye Lithur under the erstwhile Mahama administration is on the verge of being shut out of her marital home.
The looming divorce in the quarters of the former minister, according to her husband, stems from her “violent and cruel” acts against persons who have lived under their roof; trait she has exhibited many years of their stay together as married couple.
A petition filed by the renowned lawyer, Tony Lithur, stated that “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.”
Nana Oye has been summoned to appear before court within 8 days over allegations of inhumane treatment meted to household staff, following petition by her husband, Tony Lithur.
A petition filed by Mr Lithur at the High Court (Divorce and Matrimonial Division) said, “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? 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 in your absence notwithstanding.”
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