A Judge in Delta State High Court lamented as paternity test revealed that his first three children born of his ex-wife are not his biological children.
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Justice Anthony Ezonfade Okorodas, who narrated in a press statement that he carried out deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) test on his first 3 children of his ex-wife and the result turns out that they weren’t his biological children.
Judge Anthony said he had been divorced with his ex-wife, Barrister Celia Juliet Ototo, for about 11 years.
According to him, he was prompted by an anonymous person to investigate the paternity of Celia’s third child.
“Sometime during the coronavirus lockdowns early last year, I received information from an anonymous source that indicated that the last of the three children from my previous marriage was in fact not my biological child. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions at the time, I had to wait until August 2020 to carry out a DNA test. The DNA test result which came out in September 2020 confirmed that I was not the biological father of the child.”
He also did a paternity test on the first two children and the result also revealed that he has been fostering someone else’s children.
“This repulsive act of my ex-wife prompted me to conduct DNA tests in respect of the two other children. A few days ago, the results came out. Sadly, none of them is my biological child.”
Despite the worrisome event, the Judge has promised that he and his new wife would not stop catering for the children, he stated that they have been supporting the children “even after the release of the first DNA test result which proved that he was not the biological father of the last child, they have continued to pay for his education in a private boarding school.
The two other children are University undergraduates. The first, a female, will be a graduate later this year, and the second will soon enter his 4th year of study.”
Justice Anthony Ezonfade Okorodas was sworn-in as a Judge in the Delta State High Court in 2018.