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Three members of the House of Representatives – Messrs Mohammed Garba-Gololo (Bauchi), Terse Gbilla (Benue) and Samuel Ikon (Cross River) – who were in the United States of America for a programme on good governance, have brought shame and ridicule on Nigeria following accusations that they engaged in sexual misconduct.

The United States complained about the misadventure and canceled their visas, while the leadership of the House yesterday (Thursday, June 16) instituted a panel to investigate the allegations capable of tarnishing  the image  of Nigerian politicians.

The US ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. James Entwistle, formally complained to the House, forwarding a letter concerning the alleged misdemeanor during  the International Visitors Leadership Programme on Good Governance in Cleveland, Ohio ( April 7 – 13, 2016). The three lawmakers were there with seven other members of the House.

Entwistle had written:

“It is with regret that I must bring to your attention the following situation.

“Ten members of the Nigerian National Assembly recently travelled to Cleveland, Ohio, as participants in the International Visitor Leadership Programme on good governance.

“We received troubling allegations regarding the behaviour of three members of the delegation to the US Government’s flagship professional exchange programme.

“The US Department of State and the Cleveland Council on World Affairs received reports from employees of the Cleveland hotel, where the representatives stayed, alleging that the representatives engaged in the following behaviour:

“Mohammed Garba Gololo allegedly grabbed a housekeeper in his hotel room and solicited her for sex. While the housekeeper reported this to her management, this incident could have involved local law enforcement and resulted in legal consequences for Representative Gololo.

“Mark Terseer Gbillah and Samuel Ikon allegedly requested that hotel parking attendants assist them to solicit prostitutes.”

The three lawmakers have dismissed the allegations as fairytale.

However, Nigerians are unimpressed, expressing their views on the image damaging sexcapade.


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