Following a formal complaint by the US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr James Entwistle to Speaker Yakubu Dogara, the House of Representatives has commenced investigation into allegation of sexual misconduct leveled against three of its members by the United States embassy. The three lawmakers are Mohammed Garba Gololo (APC, Bauchi), Mark Terseer Gbillah (APC, Benue) and Emmanuel Ikon (PDP, A/Ibom). They were part of a 10-man delegation that went to US for an international leadership programme.
Describing how the incident happened in a letter addressed to Dogara, Entwistle said, “It is with regret that I must bring to your attention the following situation. Ten members of the Nigerian National Assembly recently traveled to Cleveland, Ohio as participants in the International Visitor Leadership Program on good governance. We received troubling allegations regarding the behavior of three members of the delegation to this, the U.S. Government’s flagship professional exchange program. The U.S. Department of State and the Cleveland Council on World Affairs received reports from employees of the Cleveland hotel where the representatives stayed, alleging the representatives engaged in the following behavior.”