Sex scandal: Evidence against lawmakers weak – Minister
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