Paternity dispute: Two men contend ownership of five-month-old baby in Warri
20 September 2017 State
Two men, Ajayi Tosin and Kesiena Tito are presently in contention over ownership of a five-month-old baby in Warri, Delta State, Dailypost reports.
The baby, Emmanuel Omkhode Ajayi is just five months old an the duo are laying claim to the child delivered by an eighteen-year-old girl.
The matter deepened after Ajayi was allegedly arrested over the weekend following a petition of “Threat to Life” instituted by Kesiena to the Nigeria Police Area Command.
In an interview with newsmen, Tosin Ajayi, a twenty three year old barber claimed to have cohabited with Blessing Iroroteh since 2015 before she delivered a bouncing boy this year, 2017 in his house.
Ajayi noted that he did the naming as well as dedication ceremony in the presence of her mother who later whisked her (Blessing) away to the home of Kesiena Tito as the owner of the baby.
Blessing Iroroteh stated that she left Kesiena’s house to Ajayi’s house because she felt he (Kesiena)will not accept the pregnancy and the baby.
Blessing also stated that her mother was aware that the child does not belong to Ajayi but she came there to do “Omugo” and partook in the dedication.
It was gathered, however, that the Police at the Area Command in Warri has ordered that DNA be carried out to ascertain the true owner of the child or that the matter be referred to court.
Contacted, the Delta State Acting Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Andrew Aniamaka did not pick or return calls sent to his mobile phone.