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Sex Scandal: Read what house members are now saying

Mohammed Gololo, one of the House of Representatives members who was accused to have acted unwholesomely while in the United States said the allegation was shocking to him.
“I was shocked. I was embarrassed. There is nothing as such that has happened,” he said, insinuating that the US Embassy in Lagos must have fabricated the story even though they got their names correctly.
Indeed, the US Embassy in a letter to the House of Representatives Speaker Yukubu Dogara said that three of the 10-man delegation to a good governance exchange programme had allegedly been involved in behaviour that “left a very negative impression of Nigeria”.
The US Ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwhistle wrote that Mohammed Garba Gololo “allegedly grabbed a housekeeper in his hotel room and solicited her for sex”, while Mark Terseer Gbillah and Samuel Ikon “allegedly requested hotel parking attendants assist them to solicit prostitutes.”
Despite their denial, the US has gone ahead to cancel the visas of the three “honourable” members of the House of Representatives, alleged to have been involved in the sex scandal.
The cancellation of the visas was made public by Gbillah in a letter written to the US Ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle and dated June 16, 2016.
He said in the letter “Without conclusive evidence of any sort or contact with any of the accused individuals, the US State Department and US Embassy in Nigeria have less than six days after your letter to the Speaker, gone ahead to revoke the US visas of the accused individuals based on hearsay from the employees of the hotel in Cleveland.”
“Affected individuals received correspondence from the US Embassy on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, indicating the denial of their US visas and requesting that they bring their passports with the current US visa to the Embassy.”
Meanwhile, a group of politicians in Nigeria has threatened to sue the US embassy over accusations that they groped a hotel chambermaid and tried to solicit prostitutes while visiting the US.
The incidents allegedly occurred as the MPs were in Cleveland in April.
The three politicians identified in a letter from the US ambassador to Nigeria have denied the accusations.
He told Nigeria’s parliament speaker that such alleged conduct could put future visits by Nigerian MPs at risk.
Envoy James Entwhistle wrote that three of the 10-man delegation to a good governance exchange programme had allegedly been involved in behaviour that “left a and Samuel Ikon “allegedly requested hotel parking attendants assist them to solicit prostitutes”.
The Speaker of the Nigerian parliament, Yakubu Dogara, has begun an investigation.
very negative impression of Nigeria”.
He wrote that Mohammed Garba Gololo “allegedly grabbed a housekeeper in his hotel room and solicited her for sex”, while Mark Terseer Gbillah

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