It has long since been an issue in Jamaica where men complain about being given “jackets” (children who are not theirs by blood) that they are expected to raise and take care of financially.
Another such individual finds himself in a predicament where he is now requesting that he be repaid for everything he spent on his ex’s child when he still thought that the unborn baby was his.
The 23-year-old man spoke out in the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Court last Thursday (where he appeared on charges laid against him for slapping his ex-girlfriend in the face), stating that he spent money on ultrasound and DNA tests and he is unsure if the child is his.
Dayle Stewart, the defendant, states he would like a DNA test to be sure although the plaintiff, his ex, maintained that the baby does not belong to him. The plaintiff also mentioned that Stewart did not spend a lot of money on the child, quoting that it was only $15,000.
Stewart continued to insist on a refund and mentioned that the money spent was sent to him by his fiancee from overseas and that they were having problems because of the situation.
A decision has yet to be reached and both parties are expected to return to court on January 25, 2024. In the meantime, a stop order was implemented, no contact was to be initiated between the two, and Steward was ordered to have a fingerprint scan done.