As the call for DNA tests continues to echo around the country over persistent paternity fraud issues, a 57-year-old businessman, Abdulhamid Yakubu, and his ex-wife are also in the eye of the storm.
Abdulhamid on Monday took his ex-wife, Maryam Muhammad, before a Shari’a court sitting in Magajin Gari, Kaduna, where he denied the paternity of a one-year-old boy.
Yakubu, in his petition, maintained that he had complained that the baby was not his own as soon as he was told of the pregnancy.
“Even before I divorced her in March 2021, I told her older sister that the baby was not mine because she moved out of our house without my permission,” he said.
On her part, Muhammad said she gave birth to their son in August 2021 and that the baby belonged to her husband.
After listening to both sides, the judge, Malam Murtala Nasir ordered the parties to present their guardians in court on September 16.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.