Women who commit paternity fraud should be jailed – Actor Rotimi Salami

Nollywood star, Rotimi Salami has advocated for the criminalization of paternity fraud such that those found guilty will be sent to prison.

The actor took to his Instagram page to make the recommendation, as he called on the federal government of Nigeria to make paternity fraud a crime just like rape.

Women who commit paternity fraud should be jailed - Actor Rotimi Salami

Salami asserted that the emotional pain experienced by a man who discovers that the child he has been raising is not biologically related to him is comparable to the pain experienced by a woman who has been raped.

He wrote: “Paternity fraud should be criminalized just like rape. The experience when raped is the same a man goes through when he finds out he’s been raising another man’s child. Damn!

“Rape is a major offence. Paternity fraud should also be. None of these 2 should be encouraged. Men’s mental health too matters.”

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Reality TV star and podcaster, Doyinsola David, professionally addressed as Doyin, has said it is understandable for men to want DNA tests conducted on their kids given the high rate of paternity fraud.

She beckoned on wives and baby mamas to allow their partners do the test if they are suspicious, so they can confirm the paternity and take care of the child, rather than for them to react emotionally to such request.

In a post on her Instagram page, the Big Brother Naija two-time contestant admitted that it is a painful request but necessary for a man to confirm that he is indeed the father of the child he is catering for.

Doyin wrote: “It’s not a bad thing for your partner to request for DNA test. If he wants to take care of a child that isn’t his, let it be his decision to do that intentionally not because he thinks he’s the father. The rate of paternity fraud is too high for you to think emotionally if your partner asks for a DNA test. It’s a painful request but it’s understandable.”