A Magistrates Court in Ogba, Lagos State has ordered that a paternity test be conducted on the daughter of Nollywood actress, Ronke Odusanya following her separation from her estranged partner, Olanrewaju Saheed.
Magistrate M.O. Tanimola gave the order on Wednesday when the case was brought before her.
The actress and her estranged partner, Olanrewaju Saheed, popularly known as Jago welcomed their daughter in 2019. The pair are currently in court for several reasons including the welfare of their daughter, Oluwafifehanmi.
It was reported that Saheed, through his lawyer, requested the court to order a DNA test to ascertain the paternity of the child, on the grounds of suspicion of infidelity when the matter came up in court on Wednesday,
The actress and her lawyer reportedly agreed to the request on the condition that the DNA fees and other bills be footed by Saheed. The actress’ lawyer also pleaded with the court to ensure it is a court-supervised DNA test.
Ms. Tanimola, ruling, decided on an undisclosed hospital on Lagos Island for the test to be done, and for the results to be sent directly to the court. She adjourned the case till March 31, for further hearing.
Reports of their messy separation scandal first surfaced online in December 2020. At the time, it was alleged that the actress ‘‘ruined the father of her child, financially by making him sell off his assets to fulfill her luxurious lifestyle.”
Responding to the allegations, Ronke said the rumours were ‘irritating and fact-less information.”
She also slammed the report that she ruined the father of her child, financially, saying “bank statements can reveal who has been receiving money from who and for what.”
“While my silence will be taken for cowardice, I will be calm because the truth always reveals itself. I can defend myself but I won’t want my daughter to grow up reading such irritating and fact-less information. The court of social media has always been myopic and manipulative,” PremiumTimes reports.