26% of Nigerian Men Are Not Biological Fathers, DNA Report Reveals

26% of Nigerian Men Are Not Biological Fathers, DNA Report Reveals

  • Smart DNA has unveiled comprehensive data of all relationship DNA tests recently conducted at its facility
  • A DNA test (genetic testing) is a medical test that can identify mutations in one’s genes, chromosomes or proteins
  • One of the discoveries by Smart DNA was that a significant majority of men (73.88%) who doubted their paternity were confirmed as the biological fathers of the children they tested, while 26.12% received negative results

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Ikeja, Lagos state - Smart DNA, a Lagos-based DNA testing center, has released a data analysis of all relationship tests conducted at its facility between July 1, 2022, and June 30, 2023.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the Smart DNA’s report was based on thousands of users.

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SMART DNA's report delved into the reasons behind DNA testing requests. For illustration purposes only. Depicted person has no relationship to events described in this material.
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74% of tested men are biological fathers

Released on Tuesday, September 12, the report examined reasons people seek testing, the demographics of those tested, and the outcomes of the tests, Daily Trust also reported.

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Findings showed men who came out positive as the biological fathers of the children with questionable their paternity, accounted for 73.88 percent of tests.

The report showed that the majority of tests (89.10 percent) were conducted for ‘Peace of Mind’, followed by ‘Immigration’ (8.97 percent), and ‘Legal’ (0.64 percent).

“This suggests that individuals primarily seek DNA testing to confirm biological relationships for personal reasons rather than legal or immigration purposes.’’

A breakdown of the respondents by ethnic groups showed that the Yoruba ethnic group had the highest percentage of tests (61.23 percent), followed by Igbo (19.07 percent).

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“Others (12.08 per cent), and Edo (6.78 per cent). This may be reflective of the ethnic distribution in Lagos and the surrounding areas’’.

"I want a DNA test immediately": Man

In a piece of related news, Legit reported that a Nigerian man demanded a DNA test after he noticed that his daughter had striking resemblance with his wife's boss.

Trouble started after the man paid a visit to his wife's workplace and he met her boss for the first time.

Pastor secretly conducts DNA test on children

Legit also reported that a Nigerian pastor revealed how he lived with a painful secret for the past eight years.

He claimed that none of his three children belonged to him as he discovered the truth after secretly conducting DNA tests.

Source: Legit.ng

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