A 44-year-old man who hails from Ikire, Mr. Kolawole Olanrewaju, has said DNA tests have recently revealed that he is not the biological father of four children from his marriage with his former wife, Oluwatoyin.
The four children, are Ayomide, 16, Sarah, 12, and two other kids aged 8 and 5 years, respectively.
Oluwatoyin Arike, hails from Ipetumodu, Osun State.
Mr Olanrewaju, disclosed this during a live broadcast on Agidigbo FM, Ibadan on Saturday, that he conducted the DNA test at DDC DNA Diagnostic centre, Osogbo.
The man in a viral video said his former wife, Toyin, whom he married in 2007, walked away from the marriage, to be with another man.
In an emotional radio interview, the distressed man recounted how he had catered for the kids for over 10 years before deciding to conduct a paternity test which delivered the shocking news.
With tears in his eyes, Olanrewaju shared how he sold his land, vehicle and other property to take care of the children, only to now discover they were not his.
He lamented wasting money on hospital bills and education for children who were not his own.
Mr Kola said he trusted his wife Toyin Arike completely and never suspected anything until constant nagging from family members made him doubtful.
This led him to carry out the DNA test secretly which confirmed his worst fears.
The heartbroken father said he was devastated to learn after over a decade that none of the four kids from ages 3 to 16 years belonged to him biologically.
He warned men to be careful and conduct tests to avoid finding themselves in similar situations.
Reacting live on air, Toyin, a healthcare worker, said: “I don’t accept the result. I don’t accept it because I was not there when they took samples, and I don’t know which sample they took, so I don’t accept it. I can’t accept it because I know how I conceived those children.”
It is alleged that a certain Segun is the biological father of one of the children, but Toyin denied this.
The trend of men discovering their children are not theirs through DNA tests appears to be on the rise in Nigeria.
This case has further highlighted the emotional trauma and anguish suffered by men who make such shocking discoveries after years of care and parental investment.