- Odartey Lamptey has revealed that he would love to ask his ex-wife, Gloria Appiah, why she cheated on him and gave him three children that were not his
- In an interview, he said the DNA tests which proved that he did not father the children nearly drove him to take his life
- Lamptey said his friends prevailed on him to take the test after Gloria initiated divorce proceedings against him
Former Ghanaian footballer, Odartey Lamptey, has revealed that the only question he would love to ask his ex-wife, Gloria Appiah, is what he did to deserve the treatment she meted out to him.
Odartey and Gloria got married 21 years ago when he was a star football player and had three children.
In 2013, however, a DNA examination he commissioned on the three kids proved that he was not their biological father.
In an interview on GHOne TV, Lamptey said he contemplated killing himself when he saw the DNA results.
He said if he ever met Gloria again, he would ask what he did to deserve her infidelity.
“One thing that I would love to have the answer [Gloria Appiah] is, 'what did I do to deserve this?' That’s the only thing I want to know," he said.
Lamptey said his wife began divorce proceedings against him after he refused to spend £26,000 to send her first daughter to university in the UK.
The retired footballer said he then hired a journalist to track and document the activities of his wife whom he suspected of cheating on him.
He said the findings of the journalist as well as advice from his friends prompted him to commission the DNA tests on the children. Lamptey said his friends told him that the children were not his.
He said he did not believe them but did the test anyway, only to get the shock of his life.
He said: “When I went for the results, the doctor asked how many years we had been together and I said '21 years'. He just said straight away: ‘the kids are not yours’. I was shaking."
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Lamptey said he had got himself a new girlfriend, Ruweida Yakubu, with whom he now has two children and she is pregnant with their third child. Watch the full interview below:
Watch the video below of NAIJ.com asking Nigerians what they would do if they find out their child is not really theirs: