Catholic priest in court for refusing to accept child

Catholic priest in court for refusing to accept child

A Cameroonian Catholic priest based in Ghana, Reverend Father Yves-Lucien Evaga Njana, has been sued at the Family and Juvenile Court in Accra for having a child with a 24-year-old Ghanaian lady and failing to live up to his responsibilities as a father.  

The lady, Josephine Ganyoame, in a suit filed on April 7, is seeking a declaration that the respondent’s irresponsibility breaches the rights of the child to a name, basic necessities of life, welfare and social protection and also praying the court to direct Reverend Father Njang to subject himself to a paternity test to determine the father of the baby, among other reliefs.

The court in Accra will start hearing the case on Wednesday, April 20, 2016

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According to the The Weekend Finder newspaper,  Rev Father Yves-Lucien Evaga Njana admits to having a sexual relationship with the lady, but denied being the father of the child, claiming that he used a condom each time they had sex and could, therefore, not have impregnated her.

He said all efforts to get the girl to go for a paternity test have proven futile.

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Joshepine Ganyoname, however, said she rejected the test because she wanted it ordered by a court, so the result could not be altered.

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