Three Nigerian lawmakers have been accused by the United States of America of attempted rape and soliciting for sex during a visit to the country. The accused members of the House of Representatives are Mohammed Gololo (APC, Bauchi) and Mark Gbillah (APC, Benue), Samuel Ikon (PDP, Akwa Ibom).
They were among 10 lawmakers invited by the US government for the International Visitor Leadership programme held between April 7 and 13, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.
However, the affected lawmakers have denied all the allegations and threatened to sue James Entwistle, ambassador to the US who petitioned Speaker Yakubu Dogara, informing him of the incident.
Hon. MOHAMMED GOLOLO GARBA representing Gamawa of Bauchi State. APC
Hon. MARK TERSEER GBILLAH representing Gwer East/Gwer West of Benue State. APC
Hon. SAMUEL OKON IKON representing Etinan/Nsit Ibom/Nsit Ubium of Akwa Ibom State. PDP