Sexual Misconduct: House Finds No Evidence, Clears Reps Of Allegations

Mohammed Gololo, Mark Gbillah, and Samuel Okon were alleged to have solicited for sex in the US. The joint committee on investigation said it found no evidence to substantiate the allegation. The House, then cleared the three members of any wrongdoing.

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The three lawmakers at a joint committee investigative hearing on the allegations of sexual misconduct.

Nigeria’s House of Representatives has cleared three of its members of allegations of sexual misconduct levelled against them by the former United States Ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle.

This is following the approval of the report submitted by a joint committee that investigated the matter.

Mohammed Gololo, Mark Gbillah, and Samuel Okon were alleged to have solicited for sex. They were also alleged to have sexually harassed a hotel housekeeper in Cleveland, Ohio.

The joint committee said it found no evidence to substantiate the above allegations.

The House, therefore, asked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to write the United States Embassy, reminding them to always adopt official channel of communications in its dealings with any organ or institution of government.

House requests for evidence

Following the envoy’s allegations, the House Committee Chairman on Capital Market, Hon. Yusuf Tajudeen, asked the US Embassy to present facts before the House.

Mr Entwistle said there was a proof that three members of the House were seen acting inappropriately in the US.

He then said he would present video evidence against them for alleged sexual misconduct.

But during further investigations into the matter, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, said there was no evidence to confirm the allegations.

The Minister made his position known when he appeared before the joint committee investigating the allegations.

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