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Mohbad accepted his son, grandpa has no power to demand DNA -Lawyer

Property and family lawyer, Onifade Olamide, says late singer Mohbad’s father, Joseph Aloba, has no legal authority to demand the DNA of his grandson, Liam.

Since the death of Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, aka, MohBad, on September 12, 2023 at the age of 27, Netizens and his family had clamored for the DNA of the child he had with his wife Omowunmi.

Speaking on a TV programme on Wednesday (today), Olamide said, “Under the law, when a man and a woman are married, any child they have, there is something called ‘Presumption of Legitimacy,’ meaning that the man is the child’s biological father.

“That is what the law says, except you can now prove that the child is not the man’s.

“In this case, Mohbad, during his lifetime, acknowledged the child as his own.

“Once a man acknowledges a child, no third party can contest it. The third party, who is the grandfather, is a busybody because the son said this is my child until his death.

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“If he goes to the court to demand DNA, the court will ask him to file an affidavit stating the reason why he wants a DNA test done and he has to give very cogent reasons.

“Now, the person to dispute paternity must be in the proceedings. Now, the person to dispute paternity is dead.“

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