Paternity Fraud: Nigerian footballer, Olanrewaju Kayode breaks silence, reveals next line of action

Olanrewaju Kayode


Nigerian footballer, Kayode Olanrewaju has finally broken his silence concerning rumours questioning the paternity of his children.

Recall that there were social media reports suggesting that Kayode is not the biological father of the three children he shares with his estranged wife, Dora Ezinne.

The footballer’s legal team, Alexime Law Associates, has now taken decisive steps to address the ongoing controversy.

In a statement released on Monday in Lagos, the legal team highlighted the potential emotional distress and reputational damage caused by these allegations.

On May 26, 2024, Kayode’s attorneys issued a comprehensive response, demanding that media platforms disclose their sources.

According to them, the baseless allegations were part of a concerted effort to malign Kayode’s character and disrupt his family life, potentially orchestrated by Dora to divert attention from her own alleged misconduct.

The legal team specifically called out one Dr Ruth Emosiluamhe Agbukor, who tweeted about the supposed DNA test results, claiming none of Kayode’s children with Dora were biologically his.

The tweet, which reached millions, was amplified by other social media platforms.

Dr Agbukor has now been mandated to reveal her sources, delete the false story, and issue a public retraction.

They warned of potential legal action for libel and charges under the Cybercrime (Prohibition and Prevention) Act if she failed to comply.

This controversy is part of ongoing conflicts between Kayode and Dora, which include allegations of forgery, theft of two Mercedes SUVs worth over N700m, immovable properties worth billions of Naira, infidelity involving UK-based Nigerian Pastor Tobi Adegboyega, and financial misconduct.

Kayode’s legal team claimed that since March 24, 2024, Dora has absconded with their children to an undisclosed location in Abuja and attempted to flee the country using new passports obtained illegally. This plan was allegedly thwarted by the Directorate of State Security Service (DSS) in April.

Dora was also accused of conspiring to misappropriate Kayode’s assets as part of a broader scheme to undermine him financially.

Continuing, his attorneys emphasized that their client will not issue a public disclaimer about the DNA report, as this would imply his involvement in spreading the rumour.

Instead, they are focused on uncovering the true sources of the allegation to support Kayode’s case and restore his reputation, working with intelligence operatives to do so.

“We are committed to uncovering the source of this story as part of our broader strategy to shift focus away from the substantive issues of fraud and misconduct by Dora,” the team concluded.