The recent paternity scandals has revealed that Nigeria ranks 2nd highest in paternity fraud in the world.
DNA paternity tests are unraveling a lot of buried secrets. Many children are experiencing paternity scandals by learning that their father is really not their biological father.
The perception that paternity fraud is high in Nigeria is not unfounded. Reports have been making the rounds that Nigeria has the 2nd highest rate of paternity fraud in the world after Jamaica. Many men have been unknowingly raising children that are not theirs and to curb the trend, there have been calls for introduction of mandatory DNA testing at birth.