Ibadan court orders DNA test as married woman and lover fight over paternity of 3-year-old

An Idi Ogungun Customary Court in  Agodi, Ibadan, on Monday ordered  a DNA test  to be conducted  to  determine the biological father of a three-year-old boy.

The President of the court, Chief  Mukaila Balogun,   gave the order  when the mother of the child,  Monsurat Adeleke, and her estranged lover, Bayo Ogunsola, could not convince  the court  on the boy’s  paternity.



Balogun directed that the two parties share the cost of the DNA test and return to the court on March 27 with the result.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the mother of the child had disagreed with  her erstwhile lover  over  who the real father of  the  child was Monsurat had on Feb. 14  approached the court, seeking an order to restrain Bayo  from parading himself as the biological father of her son.

She claimed that she was six months pregnant for her husband before she met him  in a hotel.

According to Monsurat, the respondent had cast a spell on her  and this  made her to leave her matrimonial home to live with him.

She claimed she was under the spell for three years, adding that  it was during that time that she gave birth to the boy.

The petitioner said she left for her matrimonial home recently when the spell was broken.

Bayo, in his defence, insisted that the complainant conceived and gave birth to the child in his house, contrary to her claims.

The respondent said he met Monsurat in a hotel owned by his brother and they both lived together after she ceased going to the hotel with other men.

He insisted that Monsurat  conceived and gave birth to the boy while they were living together until she recently packed out of his house and returned to her former husband.

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