– ”I am the owner of the baby. I don’t want to sell my child. They should go ahead with the DNA but that other man should pay for it.” says Ajayi who is one of the contending fathers of the child.
– Kesiena says the child is his because, ”We were dating before for the past five years before she left me for. The baby is my own.”
Ajayi Tosin and Kesiena Tito are currently in a custody battle in Warri Nigeria, over a five month old baby boy, Emmanuel Omkhode born by an eighteen year old girl named Blessing.
The issue became more serious between the two following the arrest of Mr Ajayi by the Nigerian Police Area Command due to a petition of ‘Threat of Life,’ as claimed by Mr Kesiena. Mr Ajayi said, ”I was at home when Police came to arrest and took me to the Area Command.”
In a chat with Daily Post, Mr Ajayi who is a 23 year old barber claimed he is the actual father of the baby. He said he lived with the mother of the baby, Blessing since 2015 before she delivered the baby in his house this year 2017.
He also claimed that, his elder sister was responsible for paying the medical bills of the delivery and the naming ceremony and dedication was done in his house, where the mother of the girl Blessing came to care for her and the baby.
Mr Ajayi alleged that Kesiena’s family forced him to say he was not the father of the baby as well as to take N100, 000 naira and swear an affidavit that he is not the father of the child. To all this, Mr Ajayi says he refused and insisted the baby is his stating, ”I am the owner of the baby. I don’t want to sell my child. They should go ahead with the DNA but that other man should pay for it.”
Kesiena Tito on the other hand, tells his side of the story claiming that he dated Blessing, the mother of the baby boy for five years, saying that they only separated ten months ago due to an unresolved issue before she gave birth to the baby in Ajayi’s house.
He went further to say he has been responsible for the mother’s schooling and she only left his (Kesiena’s) house to Ajayi’s house because she thought he will not accept the pregnancy or baby.
Kesiena stated he is the father of the baby saying, ”We were dating before for the past five years before she left me for. The baby is my own.”
Daily Post gathered that the Area Command Police At Warri has ordered a DNA test to confirm who the real father of the baby is or the dispute be taken to court.