Odartey Lamptey opened up to Bola Ray that things have not been easy for him. We take you back to 2013, when the former Stars player discovered that his children were not his’.
It was in October 2013, the football fraternity was trying to deal with the fact that John Mensah, whose wife of 10 years, Henrietta, was seeking a break-up of their marriage on the grounds of infidelity, among other accusations.
At the time, NsromaMedia noticed that the Lampteys were blessed with three girls namely, 19-year-old Khadija, Moyesha, 18, and Latifa, 7.
Apart from the three children, the couple lost two of their children during their marriage. Gloria, wife of Odartey, filed a suit at an Accra High Court requesting for a divorce because her husband had accused her of infidelity.
Odartey allegedly secretly took vital samples of his three daughters and performed the paternity test whose results left him shattered after learning he could not be the biological father of his daughters.
In court, Gloria was asking for a 50 per cent share of Lamptey’s estate as settlement which the 1991 world’s best juvenile player is contesting. This was a smart way to get out of the marriage with something to show for the hustle.
We noticed that the couple had a number of joint business ventures, notable among them was the Glow Lamp International School, near Baatsonaa, along the Spintex Road.
The issue of the paternity of the kids had never been contested by Gloria. She maintained that her husband was infertile it was upon his consent that she proceeded to undertake In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF), a claim the footballer is contesting.
Meaning she was saying she never physically cheated on him. However, it was rumoured that one of the kids was for Elikem Kumordzie of Big Brother Africa fame.
Elikem came out to confirm that he had had a relationship with Gloria whiles Gloria was still married to Odartey.
I had an affair with Gloria Lamptey for 4 years before Big Brother.i tried to start a new life with Pokello but it seems my past won’t allow elikem Kumordzie (@ElikemTheTailor) November 30, 2014 Series of tweets suggested that his then fiance, Pokello had a brawl with Gloria over him.