Published February 3, 2021
Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja
A Delta State High Court judge , Anthony Okorodas , says he recently discovered that the three children he had with his first wife are not his .
Okorodas said in a statement that he made the discovery after he had sponsored two of them to university while the third one was already 17 years old .
The judge said he discovered this after the three children were subjected to DNA tests .
Okorodas , who described the discovery as devastating, said he and his current wife had been responsible for the education of the three children , two of whom are university undergraduates, since their mother left the marriage 11 years ago .
The judge, however, said he was relieved that the four children with his current wife were all confirmed to be his biological offspring after DNA tests .
On how he discovered that the children were not his, the judge said he received an anonymous tip during the COVID -19 lockdown in April 2020 that one of the children wasn’ t his.
Okorodas said in August , he took the bold step by subjecting the child to a DNA test , disclosing that when the test showed that the child wasn ’t his, he subjected the other two to tests and then discovered they were not also his.
He , however , said he was only able to confirm the claim to be true through the DNA test in August 2020 .
Okorodas said, “ Sometime during the coronavirus lockdowns , early last year , I received information from an anonymous source that indicated that the last of the three children from my previous marriage was in fact not my biological child .
“ Although she initially strongly insisted that I was the biological father , she has since confessed to having the child with another man during the course of our marriage .
“ This repulsive act of my ex -wife prompted me to conduct DNA tests in respect of the two other children. A few days ago , the results came out . Sadly , none of them is my biological child .”
The devastated judge, however , said he would not stop taking care of the children even though they are not biologically his .
He stated, “ Ebi and I will continue to support the children in any way that we can . Indeed , even after the release of the first DNA test result which proved that I was not the biological father of the last child , we have continued to pay for his education in a private boarding school. ”