Sex scandal: Dogara to meet U.S Ambassador Thursday



The Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, will on Thursday meet the outgoing United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. James Entwistle, over the allegation of sexual misconduct levelled against three members of the House.


Investigative public hearing on the scandal begins on Thursday and Entwistle is expected to provide video clips of the incident.


The incident allegedly occurred during the International Visitor Leadership Programme held in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S, between April 7 and April 13 and attended by 10 members of the lower chamber.


The Chairman of House Committee on Ethics and Privileges, Nicholas Ossai, told the News men in Abuja that the committee did not invite management of the hotel where the alleged misconduct occurred.


According to him, we decided not to extend invitation to the hotel management since the Ambassador who broke the information through a letter to the speaker has documentary evidence against the three lawmakers.


The three lawmakers involved in the allegation are Mohammed Gololo (APC-Bauchi), Samuel Ikon (PDP-Akwa Ibom) and Mark Gbillah (APC-Benue).


They allegedly solicited sex from prostitutes and grabbed hotel housekeeper in a bid to rape her. Ossai said the committee had also invited the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) and National Human Rights Commission.


He said the committee did not carry out any secret investigation, urging anyone with useful information to submit same to the committee on or before commencement of the hearing.

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