News stories this week continue to highlight the devastation that can be caused by fake DNA paternity tests. Former Ghanaian football player Nii Odartey Lamptey has revealed that he considered suicide after discovering all three of his children were fathered by another man.
The professional player has enjoyed a successful footballing career at European clubs, including Aston Villa, PSV Eindhoven and Coventry City. Speaking out, now that his divorce proceedings are finalised, he has described the anguish of unearthing his wife’s infidelity after 21 years of bringing up the children as his own.
“Playing the role of a father to children I thought were mine for 21 years and realising otherwise later, I nearly committed suicide”, said Lamptey.
A similar case was shared on Social Media this weekend after a brokenhearted Nigerian man found out his son wasn’t really his. While wishing ‘A Happy Father’s Day’, he advised all fathers to do DNA tests for their children. He wrote that you can’t comprehend the pain of finding out that a child whom you love so much isn’t yours.
Last week, UK media reported on how a doctored DNA paternity test report led to a 12-month prison sentence for the child’s mother.
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