Nana Oye Bampoe sues ex-husband Tony Lithur, demands $1.5M in damages

Former Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Nana Oye Bampoe Addo has initiated a legal action an against her former husband Tony Lithur for libel.

The action filed on April 24, 2024 is demanding damages in a total sum of $1.5 million dollars.

According to Nana Oye Bampoe in this latest action, her reputations has been injured by the former husband who had filed an action seeking divorce.

The two were customarily married on April 14, 1991, and the marriage was converted into ordinance marriage by the parties in January 1998 and on May 2, 2018.

Mr Lithur (defendant) then filed a petition for divorce against Nana Oye (plaintiff), which was partly heard and yet to be concluded.

Nana Oye said in the divorce petition the defendant made false averments and cause the defamatory words to be published.

She is however seeking the following reliefs from the former husband.

“General damages of the Ghana Cedi equivalent forex bureau buying equivalent of USD500,000.00 (five hundred thousand dollars) for libel contained In Divorce Petition filed on 2nd May, 2018 and subsequent pleadings filed during the said Divorce Petition contained in paragraphs 8 and 9 of this Statement of Claim as follows:

“Exemplary damages of the Ghana Cedi forex buying equivalent of $1,000,000.00 (one million dollars) for libel particulars of which are contained in relief (a).

“A perpetual injunction restraining the Defendant jointly and severally either by himself and or his assign(s) from further making any averments or publishing or causing to be published, the said defamatory words or similar words.

“A retraction and apology to be published on social media including on Defendant’s facebook wall, the website of Lithurbrew & Company, the twitter and Instagram handles of Defendant, and all his social media handles and on the website of the Ghanaweb together with the website of Joyfm, Peacefm and Citi fm.

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