A Nigerian lawyer has shared a story of how a successful Nigerian accountant identified as Dapo, found out his 13-year-old daughter was never his.
Twitter user @Ekwulu, who posted the story online, claimed the story was written by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Kenneth Ikonne. Read below.
“This is a true storywritten by a friend and a legal luminary,Kenneth Ikonne,SAN,in fact it was one of the landmark cases he handled,its rather long but please find time to read it.
”MY SADDEST DAY IN COURT!
The scene in the court room of the Family Division of the Lagos State High Court, Ikeja, evoked deep pathos. The judge, a Lady, was sobbing. And so were the parties, the lawyers, and everyone else in that rattled courtroom, including me! It was at the hearing of a case instituted by me on behalf of my client, Dapo, against his former consort.
Their relationship more, than thirteen years earlier, had produced a baby girl, but it did not eventually lead to marriage, even though Dapo had assumed full responsibility for the child’s upkeep and maintenance, and was at the time of the hearing bearing full responsibility for herschooling and upkeep at the very expensive Turkish – American secondary school at Victoria Island, Lagos! Dapo was well – heeled, a chartered accountant, and loved the child – his only child – dearly.
The love affair between Dapo and Jumoke, the child’s mother had been steamy and passionate. Jumoke’s mother fully supported the affair. Not only was Dapo a comely lad, he had also been a very promising young man, from a very good family in Osun State.
Graduating at the top of his class, with a first class in Chemical Engineering from the University of Ife, he had ventured into Accounting, and quickly became a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. Dapo was thus by every standard, a worthy suitor, and a welcome guest at his lover’s mother’s home in Abeokuta.
High Court, Ikeja, evoked deep pathos. The judge, a Lady, was sobbing. And so were the parties, the lawyers, and everyone else in that rattled courtroom, including me! It was at the hearing of a case instituted by me on behalf of my client, Dapo, against his former consort. Their
— chijiоke, Ph.D., Nuclear Engineering(Affidavit). (@Ekwulu) February 4, 2021