Kolawole Olanrewaju, from Ikire in Osun State, recently discovered that the four children he thought were his own with his wife, Toyin Olanrewaju, actually belong to another man. This revelation comes almost 17 years after they got married.
According to him, a DNA test conducted by the DDC DNA Diagnostic Centre in Ibadan, Oyo State confirmed that Kolawole is not their biological father. The children, aged 16, 12, 8, and 5, were all included in the test, and the results were negative.
The revelation was made by Kolawole during a programme on Saturday aired in Yoruba at Agidigbo FM in Ibadan, Oyo State, he said he had been having a running battle with Toyin whom he accused of having extramarital affairs.
Kolawole said, “I am seeking help from Nigerians. I want justice. I married her (Toyin) in 2007 and she gave birth to four children. I later found out that none of the four children is mine after DNA test. She has been cheating on me. Whenever we quarrel, it is because of her waywardness.
“She has a property and whenever I chided her for indulging in adultery, she would say it was a matter of time. I didn’t understand that she was planning to move to her site as soon she completed it so that she would be very free.
“Last year, she said she wanted a house help and I advised her to get a male, but she insisted she wanted female. I went to work some day and before I came back she had packed out.”
Following a prolonged back and forth, Kolawole said he decided to divorce Toyin. Interestingly, in the midst of this, he thought about conducting a DNA test on their children.
“I did for our first child and the result returned zero per cent compatibility in our blood. I took the child to her house and as I was leaving, I overheard her telling somebody on the phone that ‘they have brought your child, come and pick him.’
“The man on the other end of the phone told her to bring the child to Osogbo. That was why I decided to do DNA for the three remaining children and it turned out that all of them are not mine,” he added.