by Oge Okonkwo
The family of the late Tunji Okusanya Snr, Managing Director, MIC Funeral Services, are sill trying to come to terms with the tragedy that befell them as the ill-fated Associated Airline plane crashed killing the patriarch, his son- Tunji Okusanya Jnr and four of his workers as some unknown women have come out unexpectedly claiming to have children for the deceased patriarch.
Reports say members of the family who craved anonymity said that the late patriarch never introduced the women and children to other members of the family by the late Okusanya.
It was also gathered from the family members that following the demise of the late Magbamowo Industrial Company (M.I.C.) boss, four other women apart from his legitimate wives have showed up as his wives.
Leadership Newspapers reports:
“I am surprised because he did not tell or show the wives and children to his friends and family members as it has turned out to be. But such an incidence cannot be ruled out considering the status of the MIC boss.
“He lived a larger than life lifestyle. Women chase such people who are successful, even if they do not chase the women. It is not a crime to have many children and we do not count children in Africa,” said a close family member.
He urged the senior family members to conduct DNA test on the children if they doubt their paternity.
LEADERSHIP Friday learnt that with the present development, the total number of children fathered by Okusanya outside his matrimonial home and the ones that are known to the family member stands at nine children, including a two-month-old baby.
This revelation took many of his family members by surprise as none of them has admitted being aware of the existence of other women and children.