The Monrovia City Court at the Temple of Justice in Monrovia yesterday ruled that a DNA test be performed on plaintiff, Eureka Kandakai to determine whether or not she is actually pregnant for Seth Eden, an Arab. Defendant Eden is an employee of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/FED program as an Information Technology Specialist (IT).
He was taken to court on Tuesday based on a writ of arrest issued by plaintiff Kandakai who claimed that she was pregnant for her fiancé Eden, but the accused has vehemently rejected the pregnancy.
Plaintiff Kandakai told the court that she and defendant Eden were cohabitating which resulted to her pregnancy.
The writ said the act of defendant Eden is unlawful, wicked and intentional. However, in his ruling after counsels representing the legal interest of the defendant, asked for a continuance in the persistence non-support trial, Associate Magistrate James Harris ordered the defendant and the plaintiff go to the SOS Clinic to conduct a medical examination on the pregnancy.
Magistrate Harris said since the prosecution interposed no objection to the examination, the amount for tentative support was initially US$300.00 but the parties decided to further negotiate for the amount to be reduced to US$250.00.
According to the court record, the DNA Test is expected to be conducted today (Wednesday, August 19, 2015), where the Sheriff will supervise the test and transmit the result to the chambers of Magistrate Harris.