Sex Scandal: This is what the three Nigerian lawmakers involved are demanding

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Some members of the House of Representatives were accused of sexual misconduct by the United States of American government, while they were in that country

– The three lawmakers were alleged to have been involved in improper conduct, attempted rape and soliciting for prostitutes in Ohio, US.

On Tuesday, June 22, the three members of the House of Representatives requested from the leadership of the lower chambers to call for a public investigative hearing on the allegations against them.

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The speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt Hon Yakubu Dogara, who was at the green chambers when the case was brought forward, directed the Committees on Ethics and Privileges and Foreign Affairs to carry out investigations on the alleged sex scandal.

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The three Nigerian lawmakers said to be involved in sex scandal in the US

One of the accused lawmaker, Mark Gbillah, who represents his constituency in Benue state stated: “For my colleagues who don’t know me and Nigerians out there, I want to categorically state here, for any avoidance of doubt, that no such incident occurred.

“I want my colleagues and the nation to understand that though we are in the eye of the storm, we will bear this cross and courageously too. “I want to say that this is calculated to tarnish the image of the three members and this very hallowed institution. And I caution Nigerians who are quick to conclusion, I want to state categorically for all Nigerians to know again, that I love my wife without reservation.

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“I only have eyes for my wife. I have never cheated on her. I wish she was able to come to this hallowed chambers to testify to this. I went on this trip with my wife and my baby. I travel everywhere I go with my wife and baby.”

“We are in the eye of the storm, we demand justice should be done,” Gbillah in a touching voice added to his earlier comment.

Nnenna Elendu Ukeje, who represents Bende Federal Constituency of Abia state, urged that the issue has become a matter between Nigeria and the United States, adding that it was an issue that dealt on strategic relationship between the two countries.

The female lawmaker advised the committees handling the allegation not to in any way destroy the relationship between the two countries.

Ukeje said: “I have appointed the Committee on Foreign Affairs to join in the investigation because of the diplomatic relationship. “The standard in the US is that an accused is assumed innocent until proven guilty and that is the same standard in Nigeria. Any one who has evidence can now see the committee.’’

The three lawmakers accused are Mohammed Garba Gololo (APC, Bauchi); Samuel Ikon (PDP, Akwa Ibom) and Mark Gbillah (APC, Benue).

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