The House of Representatives says it has commenced investigation into allegations of attempted rape and sexual misconduct against three of its members during their recent trip to the United States.
The United States ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle, in a June 9 petition to House Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, said Mohammed Gololo (APC-Bauchi) grabbed a hotel house keeper and solicited sex in his Cleveland hotel room.
He also accused Mark Gbillah (APC-Benue) and Samuel Ikon (PDP-Akwa Ibom) of seeking assistance from car park attendants to help them arrange services of prostitutes.
The accused lawmakers travelled with seven other Reps to the U.S. for the International Visitor Leadership Program.
The U.S. envoy said his country’s officials carefully examined complaints about the Nigerian lawmakers and confirmed their identities. He said their conduct was a blemish on the image of Nigeria.
The three legislators have denied the allegation.