20171009

Lagos Court Dissolves Marriage As DNA Reveals Husband Is Not Their Child’s Father

An Ikorodu Customary Court in Lagos has dissolved a six-year-old marriage between one Fakoya Amos and his photographer wife, identified as Bukola.

Mr. Amos, 40, had sought dissolution of their marriage over alleged infidelity, troublemaking and child paternity against his estranged wife.

Dissolving the marriage, the court president, Funmi Adeola, ordered the couple to maintain peace.

Adeola also ordered Bukola to stop bearing the man’s name and return her child to the owner, after the DNA test revealed the true father.

The court president said “since it has been confirmed that the child does not belong to the petitioner, you are hereby ordered to stop parading yourself as his wife.

“The child must be properly taken care of and be taken to his biological father.”

Adeola had, during the hearing, ruled that a DNA test be performed to confirm the child's paternity.

The man, who resides at UNILAG Estate in Ikorodu area of Lagos, had in February, urged the court to dissolve the marriage, saying he suspected his wife was flirting.

The wife, Bukola, 30, denied the allegations and begged for reconciliation.

The man said he suspected "their" only child was not his. His suspicion was eventually confirmed.