A judge of the Delta State High Court, Anthony Okorodas, has said DNA tests have recently revealed that he is not the biological father of three children from his marriage with his former wife.
Mr Okorodas, who was appointed a judge in 2018, disclosed this in a statement which he issued on Thursday, January 28. The judge in the statement which only circulated online on Monday, said his former wife, Celia, walked away from the marriage when the youngest child, now 17 years old, was just six.
Mr Okorodu, who described the development as traumatic, said he and his current wife had been wholly responsible for the well-being and the education of the three children, two of whom are university undergraduates, since their mother walked away 11 years ago.
Mr Okorodas, who noted that he had had four children with his current wife, said he first got information from an anonymous source indicating that the three children were not his during the COVID-19 lockdown in April 2020. He, however, said he was only able to confirm the claim to be true through the DNA test in August 2020. [Swipe]