The former Cameroonian international striker, Samuel Eto’o Son, who played for Real Madrid, Real Mallorca and FC Barcelona, is likely to feed the Iberian judicial chronicles in the coming days. Indeed, he is targeted by the Spanish justice in a paternity case in which he is involved for several years. The case concerns a 19-year-old girl, named Erika do Rosário Neves, who claims to be a daughter of Eto’o.
Currently preoccupied by his election as president of the Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT), Samuel Eto’o Son would be in the sights of justice in Spain, where he spent most of his career as a professional footballer. Indeed, the case concerns a 19-year-old girl, named Erika do Rosário Neves who claims to be a daughter of the former Cameroonian international striker. The latter would have had an affair with Adinelsa do Rosário, who happens to be the mother of Erika.
On the other hand, Samuel Eto’o Son does not recognize this paternity. But the former Barcelona striker does not intend to submit to a paternity test as required by the family. Something that is not to the liking of Fernando Osuna, the lawyer of Adinelsa do Rosário and her daughter Erika do Rosário Neves, who believes that this refusal to submit to the DNA test « can make him a father, as » established in Article 767.4. of the Code of Civil Procedure. The judge has already sentenced him in absentia for not following the notifications of the court and for more than a year he has to pay, as a precautionary measure, 1,400 euros per month in support to Erika.
« He has not paid, he is obliged to do so. And he can go to jail if he does not pay. Not to mention that the court can seize his property. What is even more serious is that he can go to jail, because in Spain this is considered a crime. We don’t want to get into a conflict and if he pays, so much the better. However, if he continues to refuse, we will file a complaint for violation of family duties. Or for family abandonment, » said Fernando Osuna to El Español.
Samuel Eto’o is officially married since July 6, 2007 to Tra Lou Thanan Georgette Nicole. The couple had three children, including Maelle, Siena and Lynn. But the player also had a boy with the Spanish Marian Pineda, named Étienne Eto’o, who plays for Vitória de Guimarães U23. He is also the father of a daughter, Annie, born in 2002 from a previous relationship with the Spanish hairdresser Anna Barranca.