Eugene Arhin, acting director of communications at the Presidency, has described it as an unfortunate attempt to discuss a petition of divorce by his wife on social media.
Arhin who said he is yet to be served with the petition said most of the claims of ownership of properties and abuse leveled against him by his wife are false.
According to him, he does not intend to engage in a “public banter” over the issue for the sake of his “children and the dignity of his wife.”
He said he is prepared to deal with the matter in court instead of the court of public opinion.
“I have seen a divorce petition filed by my wife, which has been deliberately leaked all over social media obviously to achieve a certain effect. I have still not been served with these court processes, and, upon receipt, my lawyers will respond accordingly. Every marriage has challenges, and such challenges should not be addressed in the court of public opinion,” he posted on Facebook.
“I will not, for the sake of my children, and for the dignity of my wife, engage in any public banter. In as much as many of the claims levelled against me are baseless and untrue, especially with respect to properties and physical abuse, I will hold my peace and deal with them in the Court of Law.”
Gloria Assan Arhin, his wife, has reportedly filed for divorce at the Matrimonial Division of the Accra High Court alleging of abuse and adultery.
She is among other things praying the court for 10 reliefs:
- That the said marriage be dissolved.
- That the Petitioner be granted custody of the three children of the marriage, with visiting right to the Respondent.
- That the five-bedroom residential house situated at East Legon be settled in favour of the Petitioner.
- That eight of the apartments/flats in the building situated at Bubiashie (representing 50%) be settled in favour of the Petitioner.
- That eight of the apartments/flats in the building situated at Tuba-Weija (representing 50%) be settled in favour of the Petitioner.
- Those vehicles with registration numbers GE 4646-18 and GE 7108-18 be settled in favour of the Petitioner.
- The Petitioner be declared a joint owner in equal share with the Respondent in all the other properties acquired in the course of the marriage.
- That the Respondent be ordered to pay the Petitioner the sum of two million cedis (GH¢2,000,000).
- An order for the Respondent to maintain the children, pay the school fees and health bills of the children of the marriage.
- That the Respondent be ordered to pay costs of and incidental to this suit.