Delta Man Wants Court To Declare Gov. Sanwo-Olu His Father

By Damilare Adeleye

One Mr Emmanuel Sanwo-Olu, a 27-year-old man, has instituted a lawsuit before the Delta State High Court 2 in Effurun, Uvwie Local Government Area, seeking the court to declare Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State as his biological father.

The father of three children dragged Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu to court over claim that he was a product of a relationship between his mother, Grace Moses, and the defendant in 1994/95.

In the suit no: EHC/148/2022, Emmanuel Moses wants “a declaration that the defendant is the biological father of the claimant begotten from Madam Grace Moses of Oleri, Delta State.

In addition, in his writ of summons issued by J. O. Aikpokpo-Martins, the claimant is praying the court for the following:

“An order directing and compelling the defendant to acknowledge and accord the claimant all the rights of a son in accordance with all the laws applicable whether customarily, statutorily, or constitutionally.

“An order of perpetual injunction restraining the defendant from further denying the parenthood of the claimant.”

In the 19-paragraph statement of claim attached to the writ, the claimant said Sanwo-Olu worked with a private company in Warri, Delta State, from 1994 to 1995, and in the course of working and living in the community, he had a relationship with a girl known as Grace Moses from Oleri village near Warri metropolis, Delta State.

He alleged that the said Moses became pregnant for Sanwo-Olu in 1994 to the defendant’s knowledge, adding that shortly after, the defendant left Warri, Moses lost contact with him till date.

Meanwhile, an aide to the state governor described the suit as laughable.