The lawyers of the Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, have invoked the immunity clause in a paternity suit at the Effurun division of the Delta state high court to prevent their client from submitting to a DNA test.
The lawsuit was filed by a 27-year-old man identified as Emmanuel Moses, alleging that Sanwo-Olu is his biological father.
Emmanuel alleged that his mother, Grace Moses, told him that Sanwo-Olu had a relationship with her between 1994 and 1995, adding that this led to his birth.
He submitted a 19-paragraph statement that claimed Sanwo-Olu was a staff of a company operating in Delta state from 1994 to 1995, The Whistler reports.
Emmanuel alleged that the Lagos state governor impregnated his mother in 1994, adding that his mother lost contact with Sanwo-Olu after he relocated from Warri.
According to Emmanuel, his mother told him that a Yoruba man, known as Jide Sanwo-Olu, is his biographical father, following his repeated inquiry about the identity of his father.
Moses said that when he realised that the person mentioned by his mother has almost exact semblance to the Lagos state governor, his attempts to reach out to Sanwo-Olu was unsuccessful.
After several failed attempts, he decided to file a lawsuit.
Emmanuel told the court about the hardships he endured having to be raised alone by his poor mother without getting any form of financial assistance from Sanwo-Olu.
He also told the court that he wants a DNA test to prove his claim and called on the Lagos state governor to waive his immunity to agree to a paternity test.