Members of the House of Representatives on Tuesday formally agreed that three of their colleagues should be investigated for an alleged sexual misconduct committed in the United States, following an allegation by the United States government.
The three men, Mark Gbillah (APC, Benue); Samuel Ikon (PDP, Akwa Ibom); and Mohammed Garba-Gololo (APC, Bauchi) will be investigated by the House of Reps committees on Ethics/Privileges and Foreign Affairs.
All three accused lawmakers have said they are innocent of the allegations of attempted rape and soliciting for prostitutes while on an International Visitors Leadership Programme (IVLP) in the US.
At the House plenary presided over by the Speaker, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, one of the accused men, Gbillah, raised a point of privilege over the matter and the media reports.
“I stand before you here to say categorically that no such incident occurred. I want it on record that we (three) will bear this cross fully. It is a calculated attempt to tarnish the image of the House and Nigeria. I love my wife and I have never cheated on her,” he said.