A father of three, identified as Emmanuel Sanwo-Olu, has claimed Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu is his father.
The 27-year-old man who spoke with newsmen at the premises of High Court 2 sitting in Effurun, Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta, said his mother told him that the Lagos governor is his father.
He said he is 100 percent sure that “I am the son of Governor Sanwo-Olu.”
“I just want to see the man as my father,” he said, adding that, “For the past twenty seven years, I have not seen my father”.
Emmanuel Sanwo-Olu said he does “casual jobs” to survive with his wife and three kids.
Counsel to the claimant, Mr. John Aikpokpo-Martins Esq, said the matter was before the court. The case of Emmanuel Sanwo-Olu, his client, against the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
The legal practitioner and former 1st Vice President of the Nigeria Bar Association, NBA, noted that the matter came up for hearing today.
He said, “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.
According to the legal practitioner, “We are expecting that he will do that if indeed, he is sure that he is not the father of the claimant. But unfortunately, he invoked his immunity to say he is immune against law suits and he is not ready to wave it.
“Upon that, they brought the application that the Court should not hear the matter. The Court should strike out the matter.”