Legal practitioner Tony Lithur has made an emotional plea to the general public to give his family some privacy as they go through a “painful” and “difficult” divorce process.
His appeal in the form of a brief statement is in reaction to the circulation of a writ purportedly seeking divorce with his wife, Nana Oye Lithur, a human Rights Activist and a former Minister.
A petition filed by lawyer for Tony 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 it 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.”
The leaked writ has gone viral on social media attracting series of comments and mixed reactions.
In a brief statement Mr Lithur issued today, Mr Lithur said: and I quote…… “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.
It further said,…“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.“I would, therefore, very respectfully and humbly, ask the general public to kindly give us, our children, and love ones some privacy to deal quietly with this painful stage of our lives” end of quote.