After an ex has dragged his former wife before Grade C Customary Court in Iseyin, Oyo State, for allegedly denying him the paternity of his son, another man has turned up claiming he owns the child.

This new twist made the judge to order Idowu Oluokun, Muiz Adebayo and Muniru Adeyemi, who are all claiming paternity of a six-year-old,  to maintain the peace.

The judge, Mr. Kareem  Adelodun, gave the order  after informing Oluokun and Adebayo who were in court  that a third claimant, Adeyemi,  had also written claiming paternity of the child.

Adelodun, who adjourned further hearing on the matter  till Monday, April 7, also ordered all the  parties to produce evidence of  paternity.

Oluokun  had filed a suit  against  Adebayo and Aminat Adebayo, claiming paternity of the child.

Oluokun claimed that the mother of the boy, Aminat, had  packed out of their matrimonial home while she was five months pregnant in 2007.

“Aminat was five months pregnant when she packed out of my house after we had  a misunderstanding.

“I later made efforts  to bring her back to my house,  but she refused.

“I even approached her parents  but they could not get the matter resolved.

“I later learnt  she  had   married  an Oyo-based business man.

“I have done everything possible to get my son back. She is, however,  insisting that the child is not mine, a boy that looks so much like me, ‘’ he said.

Responding, Adebayo  said it was not true that  Aminat was five months pregnant when he married her.

He, however, claimed that the child was his, saying: “Aminat lost a pregnancy before I married her.

“The child is mine and I have the evidence. I’m willing to tender it in court when the time comes.

“The baby is mine and everyone in this town knows  that.’’

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Sources: Tribune

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