A 27-year-old man based in Delta state who identified himself as Emmanuel Sanwo-Olu has claimed that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State is his father.
Emmanuel made the claim when he spoke with journalists at the premises of High Court 2 sitting in Effurun, Uvwie local government area of Delta state, Daily Trust reported.
Speaking further, Emmanuel alleged that his mother told him that the Lagos governor is his father.
The father of three claimed that he is 100% sure that “I am the son of Governor Sanwo-Olu.”
He said his mother had only him for Governor Sanwo-Olu before marrying another man for whom she had other children.
“I just want to see the man as my father,” he said, adding, “For the past twenty seven years, I have not seen my father”.
Emmanuel alleged that he was the conjugal product of a congenial relationship that existed between his mother, Grace Moses, and Governor Sanwo-Olu in 1994/95, The Punch also reported.
Emmanuel said he does “casual jobs” to survive with his wife and three kids.
John Aikpokpo-Martins Esq, counsel to the claimant, that is Emmanuel, said the matter was before the court.
It was gathered that Emmanuel Sanwo-Olu has brought against the Lagos state governor.
Aikpokpo-Martins Esq who is a former 1st Vice President of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) noted that the matter came up for hearing on Wednesday, December 7.
His words: “The lawyers to Sanwo-Olu, Templas law firm, had earlier filed a motion to strike out the matter on the grounds that the governor was not ready to wave his immunity.”
Aikpokpo-Martins said he had also filed an application seeking an order for the governor to wave his immunity to come for a DNA test.
He said he expected the governor to appear for a DNA test if he is sure that he is not the father of Emmanuel.
“If he is sure that he is not the father of the boy, why should he be afraid of submitting himself to a DNA?” the lawyer said.
Aikpokpo-Martins urged Governor Sanwo-Olu to surrender himself for the paternity test.
“If it happens that Emmanuel is not his son, he goes home. It’s a very simple thing. But if it’s his own, then the young man will be happy that at least, he knows wherw he comes from.”
“By then, he now has the power and authority to go into the Sanwo-Olu family as a member of the family,” the lawyer said.