Sex scandal: Ev­i­dence against law­mak­ers weak – Min­is­ter

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By Musa Ab­dul­lahi Kr­ishi

The Min­is­ter of For­eign Af­fairs, Ge­of­frey Onyeama, has said that the ev­i­dence given by the out­go­ing United States Am­bas­sador to Nige­ria, Mr James En­twistle, on the al­le­ga­tions of sex­ual mis­con­duct against three mem­bers of the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives was weak.

The ac­cused law­mak­ers are Rep Mo­hammed Garba Gololo (APC, Bauchi), Reps Mark Gbil­lah (APC, Benue) and Sa­muel Ikon (PDP, A/ Ibom) who at­tended a pro­gramme in Cleve­land, Ohio, USA in April.

Onyeama said based on his meet­ing with the am­bas­sador, the only ev­i­dence used in mak­ing the al­le­ga­tions was to iden­tify the law­mak­ers in a pho­to­graph.

This is even as the min­is­ter said that the law­mak­ers could take le­gal ac­tion on the mat­ter to prove their in­no­cence in view of the fact that there was no con­crete ev­i­dence.

He said Mr En­twistle in­formed him that the US gov­ern­ment and the em­bassy has closed the mat­ter and would not want to say any­thing about it

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