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General News of Wednesday, 29 September 2021

Source: www.gistmania.com

Doctor recounts death threats he received after announcing running DNA test at lower price

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A Nigerian doctor who took to Twitter to announce that a DNA laboratory where people can run paternity tests at a discounted price is opening in Lagos has alleged that he’s been receiving death threats since the announcement.

The doctor identified as Dr Penking in a tweet urged fathers to take advantage of the discount to confirm the paternity of their children.

“A new DNA Laboratory is opening in Lekki on October 18 and will be offering a whopping 75% discount on DNA Paternity tests for one month as promo. Many families in Nigeria will not wear the same colour of Aso ebi this December,” he tweeted.

In an updated post, Penking alleged that since he made the announcement he has been receiving death threats from people asking him to stop talking about the new DNA laboratory.

“Can you even believe that I’ve received life threats to stop talking about the new DNA Paternity test laboratory launching in Lekki at 75% discount? Paternity fraud in Nigeria is deeper than you can ever imagine. I myself knew it was bad but I didn’t know it was this bad? My God!

"Even if this is the last tweet I will ever make about this, Dear Nigerian men, you owe yourselves the duty to find out whether that child under your care is really your blood. Even if you can’t afford it for all, do it for your first child at least. You owe yourself this.

"Don’t allow anybody to guilt-trip you that it’s lack of trust. It’s not a lack of trust. It is called “being double sure”. Many men trusted their partners 100% but found out by accident when they were trying to process foreign citizenship for their children”.

"Please save yourself such embarrassment and unnecessary waste of funds. Confirm early. Every child should be taken care of by his father or if taken care of by another man, with his consent. Judging from where we are in Nigeria, As a man living in Nigeria, I think it is safe to say that your first child is not yours until proven otherwise. You owe yourself and your lineage the proof,” he wrote.

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