BY ESTHER AKPOTOWHO
Parenthood is one key factor that binds families together. This is why it is a taboo in most climes to birth a child out of wedlock. It becomes more catastrophic for a woman to become pregnant and is unable to point out who the father of the unborn child is.
It is not uncommon in recent times to hear of multiple infidelities on the part of women in pre-marital relationships and marital relationships.
In the case of the latter, a woman may be in a relationship and for some reasons fall into the arms of another man. When pregnancy occurs, she may, out of the need to protect her dignity, give the pregnancy to the man in her life.
How such women are able to keep such secrets to their graves is mind boggling. Although it becomes a tell tale for some women as some medical conditions pop up and are able to engineer medical tests that may lead to the revelation of who the father of the child is.
One question too many is based on the fact that married women are also caught in the act of faking the paternity of their children. The reasons range from infertility on the part of the man which may be unknown to him and due to peer pressure and in the process of trying another leg, a seed from another man may be planted in the woman.
Another reason why a married woman may give in to another man thereby orchestrating adultery and possibly destroying her home may be the quest of employment purpose, material gain and trying to belong to the club of a category of women. Many women are so enthralled with flashy and fake lifestyle of people around them.
The truth is that it is unacceptable for any married woman to allow another man into her. It is not the right thing to do. Since a vow has been made between a man and a woman, faithfulness is required if we must save ourselves the drama of fake paternity in our society.
Recently, the issue of paternity became a topic of discuss as the news of the death of one Tunde Thomas went viral on various media platforms. The man who had been estranged from his wife for some years died on the 16th of December 2020 few days to the marital introduction of his pregnant girlfriend. His death was sudden as reports had it that he died from cardiac arrest.
As is common in this ICT age, various online media platforms began to speculate that the remote cause of his death is due to the revelation given to him by his estranged wife Moyo Thomas that through extramarital affairs the two children he had known to be his were fathered by someone else.
The reports alleged that the children’s paternity is pinned to one Adam Nuru Managing Director of First City Monument Bank, FCMB as the biological father of the children. Subsequently, a group known as “Justice for Tunde Thomas” sprung up. The group spear headed a campaign to unseat Nuru due to what they described as unethical acts on the part of Nuru as well as being entangled in marriage and paternity scandal.
The accused thereafter volunteered to go on leave to create room for transparency as the board member of the bank decided to carry out investigations on the matter. This was orchestrated by the move by over 1,000 people that signed a petition to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) calling for the head of Nuru.
Having succeeded in unseating Nuru and seeing that he has been replaced by Yemisi Edun as acting MD, the friends of late Tunde Thomas with over 2000 signatures decided to lower the flag as they prayed for the repose of the soul of their departed friend.
It is believed that more revelations as to this paternity saga will soon unfold as the days go by.
Meanwhile a report published on This Day titled “Tunde is the father of my kids” came up after a long time of silence by Moyo Thomas.
The wife of the late man came out to debunk the purported claims that it is untrue that the children do not belong to her late husband. She added that the children still bear the name of the late husband.
Despite her denial of the media reports, it is just a matter of time until the whole truth will be revealed.
Women should, however, be very cautious of their activities as the saying that there is no smoke without fire is true. The truth behind every act will one day be unraveled.
How will you react if you are told that your supposed father is not your father or that your children are not your children, having spent a fortune on them?