Speaker Dogara orders full investigation of three Nigerian legislators over alleged sex scandal in the US

Yakubu Dagora

Yakubu Dagora

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has given directive to investigate three members of the House over an alleged sex scandal – (they tried to rape and solicit prostitutes for sex in the United States) on Thursday.

According to a Punch report, that Mr. Abdulrazak Namdas, the Chairman, House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, confirmed this in Abuja, saying that the leadership of the House took the action following a formal complaint made by the US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. James Entwistle.

He said, “We are in receipt of a letter from the US Ambassador, alleging misconduct by some members of the National Assembly, who attended a training programme in the United States of America.

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“The leaderships of the House has commenced its own part of the investigation. When it is concluded, we will brief Nigerians further on this issue.”

But, Namdas declined to answer questions on how the investigation would be conducted.

He did not say if a special committee had been constituted for the assignment or whether it would be conducted by the regular Committee on Ethics and Privileges.

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“When we say we will conduct an investigation, we will conduct it and there will be a report,” Namdas stated.

The development came as the US formally withdrew its visas from the three lawmakers, an indication that they had been barred from future trips to the United States.

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