A story has recently come to light about a man who went to great lengths to deceive the Catholic Church into marrying him. The man, Ogoegbunam Emmanuel Nwolisa, was known to church members as Emmanelle Adaolisa.
However, this was just one of the many disguises that the trained pharmacist employed in his quest to lead a double life as a woman.
It is believed that in 2021, Ogoegbunam stopped posting on his Facebook account under his real name and created a new identity for himself. He then began living as a woman, Emmanelle Adaolisa, complete with a new Facebook account under this name.
He even went as far as to join the choir in a Catholic Church in Port Harcourt, where he participated in church activities as a woman.
It is reported that Emmanelle had already gone through the traditional marriage rites with a man and had even attended a marriage course in the Catholic Church. The church wedding was just days away when the shocking truth was revealed. On February 4th, Emmanelle died in a keke accident on her way home from a church program.
Upon being taken to the mortuary, the truth was uncovered. Emmanelle was actually a man, Ogoegbunam Emmanuel Nwolisa. His male identity and Facebook account under his real name were also uncovered.
Those who knew Emmanuel as a woman described him as acting in a feminine manner, with a love for dancing and singing in a high pitched voice. This made it difficult for those who knew him to suspect anything was amiss.
The man who was set to marry Emmanelle has reportedly denied knowledge of her true gender. This strange and bizarre tale highlights the lengths that some individuals will go to in order to deceive others and lead a double life.
It also raises questions about the importance of authenticity and the consequences of living a lie. The story serves as a cautionary tale for all of us to be mindful of who we truly are and to live our lives with integrity and honesty.