Sexual misconduct: US Ambassador to appear before House of Rep

The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle, is expected to appear before the Nigerian House of Representatives panel on Thursday to testify against three lawmakers who were allegedly involved in sexual misconduct while on official mission in the US.

In a letter to the Speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara, on June 9, the Ambassador had accused the lawmakers – Mohammed Garba Gololo, Samuel Ikon, and Mark Gbillah -of soliciting for sex from prostitutes and attempted rape.

The said offence allegedly took place between April 7 and 13 while the lawmakers were on a training programme in Cleveland, Ohio, United States.

The House had mandated the committees on Ethics and Privileges and Foreign Affairs to investigate the matter.

According to the Nation, the Enwistle  was supposed to appear before the committee on Tuesday but it was rescheduled to Thursday by the US embassy.

Sources who spoke to The Nation said that the Ambassador might provide video evidence of the sexual misconduct.

Others who will appear before the panel include: Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyema; Committee for the Defence of Human Rights, the three accused lawmakers and seven other lawmakers who attended the leadership Programme alongside the accused lawmakers.

 

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