“I did it to protect my biological children” sร ys Igbaroola, man who published paternity dispute advert

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Lagos-based businessman, Olaniran Anthony Igbaroola has explained the motive behind the Public Notice advertorialย  inย  a national daily disputing his paternity ofย  one Enitan Olanike Keji.

Igbaroola,ย  in the paid advert published in The Guardian of February, 2017 alsoย  denied the marriage to Enitan’s mother, Esther Boladale Arike. He explained that he took the decision in the best interest of his biological children and to forestall peace in the family.

Backing his claim with documents, Igbaroola said the confict of confidence and trust that stemmed upย  from theย  paternity of Enitanย  Olanike Keji wasย  believed to have been laid to rest since SeptembeIMG-20170203-WA0010r 13,ย  1994 when a Parentage Dispute Forensic Science was conducted andย  the result was negative.

“That clearlyย  established the fact that I, Olaniran Anthony Igbaroola could notย  be the father of Enitan. Here are validย  documents from the DNA andย  thevcourt of law to prove my claims. (See Attached document).

“The judgement of a court of lawย  also established that I am not the husband of Enitan’s mother, Esther Boladale Arike.

I have also disassociated myself and the entire Bisi Igbaroola’s family of Ilesha,ย  Osun State from the purported wedding, wherein my siblings-Oladele Igbaroola and Cecilia Bolupe Afolabi nee Igbaroola, conducted a traditional marriage for Enitan, an action against the wish and support of the entire Bisi Igbaraoola’s family of Ilesha.

I have also deposed to an affidavit to dispute all these claims.

He recalled that the ugly incident reared its headย  two decades after, following the dispute that aroseย  between him and his siblings from the manner his late motherย  would be buried.

“Myย  two other siblings-Oladele and Cecilia have planned the burial without the consent and blessings of the larger family. The plan did not conform to the norms and practicesย  ofย  conductingย  burials in the family. A large section of the family protested but they stood to their grounds. When we all decided to allow them for peace sake and because I declined to finance the obnoxious burial plan, they were financially constrained and it was at that point that Boladale Arike, mother of Enitan approached them to represent the ‘Bride’s’ Parents’.

He said, he was reliably informed that they were offered money and theyย  collected the blood money and stood in as the Bride’sย  Father at the wedding.

They sacrificed the burial for the wedding. What is the relationship? These are questions the traitors and vultures may have to answer, he said.

He expressed his shock thatย ย  to cover their foibles,ย  his twoย  other siblings (Oladele Igbaroola and Cecilia Bolupe Afolabi Nee Igbaroola) claimed he was dead.

“They told Enitan and the mother thatย  I was dead andย  they collected the sum of N500, 000 (Five Hundred Thousand Naira), fraudulently them to represent both the Igbaroola family and Iย  at the engagement ceremony.

This action, he said wasย  contrary to a court- ordered DNA testย  that established heย  was not the father and the court judgement that clearly stated that he was not the biological father of Enitan Olanike Keji.

Igbaroola debunked the claim that he his action was too harsh andย  against Enitan,ย  said: “I have no reasonย  to begrudge anyone. I want to state here that while I wish Enitan Olanike Keji a marital bliss, my action was to protect my legitimate children and myself, in case of unforseen circumstances, the public notice became urgentย  and important, as actions in aย  court of law may take thy kingdom come.”

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