A DNA test has confirmed that ex-Head of State Gen. Yakubu Gowon is the father of 48-year-old Musa Gowon, who returned from the United States after years in jail for drug-related offence. His mother is the late Edith Ike. The test ended years of doubts on his paternity.
A statement by Gen. Gowon yesterday reads: “Following years of doubt and speculation, a DNA test was conducted to ascertain the paternity of Musa Gowon, who recently returned to the country.
“The results of the tests were conclusive and they confirm his paternity. We, the family, are working to assist in his rehabilitation following a difficult period in his life.
“As we look forward to the future with faith in God, we request that our privacy be respected.”