Nigeria: Why Court Declared Ronke Odusanya’s Estranged Baby Daddy Wanted


Ronke Odusanya and Jago are in court for several reasons including the welfare of their daughter, Oluwafifehanmi, whom they welcomed in 2019

For failing to appear in court and stalling an order, a magistrate’s court in Lagos State has declared Olarenwaju Saheed, popularly known as Jago, the estranged lover of a popular Yoruba actress, Ronke Odusanya, wanted.

The magistrate, M.O Tanilola, said Jago is wanted over his failure to appear in court which has made it difficult to execute a court order.

Ms Odusanya and Jago are in court for several reasons including the welfare of their daughter, Oluwafifehanmi, whom they welcomed in 2019.

In February, Mr Saheed, through his lawyer, requested the court to order a DNA test to ascertain the paternity of the child, on the grounds of suspicion of infidelity.

The actress agreed to the request through her lawyer on the condition that the DNA fees and other bills be footed by Jago.

The judge, Ms Tanimola, ordered the paternity test to be conducted at an undisclosed hospital on Lagos Island and the results be sent directly to the court.

However, months after the court order, Mr Saheed has refused to show up for the test, or appear in court, thereby delaying the court process.

In her ruling dated December 15, the judge issued a bench warrant against Mr Saheed and declared him wanted.

She thereafter adjourned the matter till February 9, 2022, for the hearing of the application.

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