A “woman” known by church members as Emmanuelle Adaolisa died earlier this month in a keke accident in Port Harcourt and her death unraveled the secret about her gender.
Apparently, Emmanuelle Adaolisa was a man named Ogoegbunam Emmanuel Nwolisa, with the Facebook username Itz Emmanuel Nwolisa.
In 2021, he stopped posting via his Facebook account and created a new identity.
The trained pharmacist changed his identity and started living as a woman with the Facebook username Emmanuelle Adaolisa.
Subsequently, he joined the choir in a Catholic Church in Porth Harcourt and participated actively in the church as a woman.
He — now living as a woman — was said to have concluded his traditional marriage rites with a man and had also attended the marriage course in the Catholic Church ahead of a church wedding.
Just days before the church wedding, Emmanuelle was on her way home after a church program when she died in a keke accident.
She was taken to the mortuary on Saturday, Feb. 4, where it was discovered that she is a man.
Her male identity and Facebook account as a man has now been uncovered.
Those who knew Emmanuel before he transitioned to a woman said he acted in a feminine manner, loved to dance like a woman, and sang in a high pitched voice like a woman. This made it hard for those who knew him as a woman to suspect anything was amiss.
The man, who was set to wed the deceased, has reportedly denied knowing Emmanelle’s original gender.