The Ministry of Internal Affairs in Uganda has revealed a shocking case of paternity fraud that has left a Ugandan man, who works in Europe, devastated.
The man, whose identity has not been disclosed, discovered that the six children he has been providing for and educating in international schools are not his.
According to Simon Peter Mundeyi, the Ministry of Internal Affairs spokesperson, the man was prompted to take the six children for DNA analysis when he had a quarrel with his wife, and she told him that some of the children were not his.
Although the wife apologized, the man went ahead and conducted secret DNA tests at the Directorate of Government Analytical Laboratory (DGAL).
“When the results were out, he contested them, but being a person of means, we advised him to take samples to other laboratories,” Mundeyi said. “He took some samples to Canada and others to South Africa. All the samples confirmed what our DGAL had found out – none of the six children was his.” He added
The man has applied for the cancellation of the children’s passports as he files for divorce with his wife. The case has sparked concern among other men, with dozens flocking to the Ministry of Internal Affairs with pieces of hair from their children for DNA tests.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs has not disclosed any information about the wife’s involvement or motives in the paternity fraud case.