For the sake of the dignity of my wife, I won’t engage in public banter – Eugene Arhin

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The Director of Communications at the Presidency Mr Eugene Arhin has said that he has not been served any court processes over a divorce petition filed by his wife.

He said he will respond appropriately if he is served.

Mr Arhin further said for the sake of his children, and for the dignity of his wife, he will refrain from any public banter on the matter.

In a Facebook post, he said “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. 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 leveled 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.”

His wife filed a suit at the Matrimonial Division of the Accra High Court against him for, among others, committing adultery.

Gloria Assan Arhin filed the suit on Wednesday, February 10.

In her statement of writ sighted by 3news.com, the marriage hit the rocks shortly after Mr Arhin’s appointment as Director of Communications at the Office of the President despite them having had three children since 2012.

“The Respondent shortly after his appointment as the Director of Communications started behaving in very unusual ways towards the Petitioner and the Children and continued on this path until the relationship between the parties deteriorated completely.

“The marriage between the parties has for the past about four (4) years suffered irreparable damage and setbacks and all efforts by the parties and their families at amicable resolution have all failed.”

The writ said Mr Arhin has on several occasions informed his lawfully wedded wife that he is no longer interested in marriage, having even moved out of their residence.

“That the Respondent has committed and keeps committing adultery, deserted the Petitioner and behaved unreasonable towards the Petitioner and by reason of the said treatment and conducts of the Respondent, the marriage has broken down beyond reconciliation and all attempts aimed at resolving the challenges have proven futile.”

According to Mrs Arhin, the “unreasonable behaviour” by Mr Arhin involves him abusing her “both physically and verbally at the slightest opportunity for over a year now”.

She also indicated that the adultery involves one Chantel Kudjawu and he “has a child of about a year old with another woman”.

She is, therefore, praying the Court for 10 demands.

By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana

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