The mother of 27-year-old Emmanuel, who claims to have son for Lagos state governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has publicly spoken out about the case. Emmanuel has taken the governor to court in December 2022, in an effort to have him acknowledge him as his son and grant him the rights he believes he is entitled to.
According to court papers filed by his lawyer, J. O. Aikpokpo-Martins, Esq, Emmanuel claims that Governor Sanwo-Olu was a staff of a private company operating in Warri Delta State. During this time, he allegedly had an amorous relationship with Emmanuel’s mother, Grace Moses, from Oleri village near Warri metropolis, Delta State. Emmanuel is now requesting a DNA test to prove that Governor Sanwo-Olu is indeed his father.
In a paragraph statement of claim attached to the write, Emmanuel states that for the past 27 years, he has not seen his father and has only come to know of his identity recently. He stated that he wants to finally meet his father and establish a relationship with him.
“I am 100 per cent sure that I am the son of Governor Sanwo-Olu. I just want to see the man, Sir, as my father.” Emmanuel said in a statement to the press.
At the first hearing of the case in December, Emmanuel’s counsel told newsmen that lawyers for Governor Sanwo-Olu had filed a motion to strike out the matter on the grounds that the governor was not ready to waive his immunity.
However, the case resumed for hearing today on January 17th and Emmanuel’s mother, Grace Moses, spoke to GalaxyTV after the hearing, stating that she is certain Sanwo-Olu is Emmanuel’s father.
The case has now been adjourned to February 13, 2023, and it will be interesting to see how this situation unfolds. Many are eagerly waiting to see if Governor Sanwo-Olu will agree to a DNA test and if he will accept Emmanuel as his son if the test proves to be positive.
The situation is also raising questions about the governor’s past and his potential responsibility towards Emmanuel, as well as the potential impact this could have on his political career.