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“In Igbo custom, every child born by a wife in a marriage automatically belongs to her husband

Sanwo-Olu 06/26/2020

View pictures in App save up to 80% data. A Nigerian man identified as Hugo Abuudo on Facebook sentenced men who perform DNA tests to determine the authorship of their children. The young man said that DNA testing is destroying the marriage institution. He also said that every child born to a wife in the Igbo culture automatically belongs to the husband.

DNA paternity testing is the use of DNA profiles to determine whether an individual is the biological parent of another individual.

Paternity testing can be especially important when the rights and duties of the father are in issue and a child's paternity is in doubt. Tests can also determine the likelihood of someone being a biological grandparent.

Though genetic testing is the most reliable standard, older methods also exist, including ABO blood group typing, analysis of various other proteins and enzymes, or using human leukocyte antigen antigens.

The current techniques for paternity testing are using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP). Paternity testing can now also be performed while the woman is still pregnant from a blood draw.

DNA testing is currently the most advanced and accurate technology to determine parentage. In a DNA paternity test, the result (called the 'probability of parentage) failed verification] is 0% when the alleged parent is not biologically related to the child, and the probability of parentage is typically 99.99% when the alleged parent is biologically related to the child.

However, while almost all individuals have a single and distinct set of genes, rare individuals, known as "chimeras", have at least two different sets of genes, which can result in a false negative result if their reproductive tissue has a different genetic make-up from the tissue sampled for the test.

  He wrote:

  “In Igbo costume and culture, every child born to a wife in a marriage automatically belongs to her husband. It cannot be questioned.

  The DNA / paternity test aims to destroy the marriage institution as we know it.

  Most of our parents, grandparents and great-grandparents were not actually biological children of their parents.

  So sometimes I ask him, what do you want to do with a paternity test when your paternity is in question?

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Top Comments
EsahEsahk · 06/28/2020
This Igbo custom is exactly the same in Islam unless if their is objective claimed every child automatically belong to the husband.
+234-807171**** · 06/28/2020
The assertion is not 100% correct it can be correct when the man in the union does not raise objections if he raises any doubts on paternity that is when infidelity will come in and he has rights as per making the wife to swear that she has been faithful,

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