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