US Ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle, is to present video evidence against the three members of the House of Representatives on Thursday when Ossai Ossai Committee assigned to probe the alleged sex misconduct involving the trio begins open public hearing.
The three accused members are:
- Mohammed Garba Gololo (APC, Bauchi)
- Samuel Ikon (PDP, Akwa Ibom)
- Mark Gbillah (APC, Benue)
In a petition to Speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara, Entwistle accused that the three lawmakers of solicited for sex from prostitutes and grabbing hotel housekeeper in a bid to rape.
He said the incidemts which took place during the International Visitor Leadership Programme in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, from April 7 to 13, 2016, brought disrepute to the parliament.
It was gathered that the committee decided not to extend the invitation to the hotel management because Entwistle is expected to have all the documentary evidence against the three accused members.
The committee however extended an invitation to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyema, Committee for the Defence of Human Rights, the three accused lawmakers as well as the other seven members that attended the leadership programme.
Recall that the Speaker, Dogara, while inaugurating the Ossai-led Ethics Committee alongside the Foreign Affairs after the House resolution at plenary on Tuesday, June 21, mandated it to investigate the culpability of the three members involved in the alleged sex misconduct.