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The outgoing US ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle, is expected to appear before a joint committee in the House of Representatives looking into allegation of sexual misconduct by three lawmakers.

A joint committee on ethics and privileges and foreign affairs, which has been looking into the allegation reportedly summoned Entwistle to explain in details and with proofs.

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Samuel Okon Ikon

(National Assembly)


According to the report by TheCable, the summon is coming following his letter to Speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara over the allegation of sexual misconduct leveled against Samuel Ikon (PDP Akwa Ibom), Mohammed Gololo (APC Bauchi) and Mark Gbillah (APC, Benue).

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Entwistle is expected to appear before the committee in the House of Assembly, on Thursday, July 14, 2016.

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The committee, it was further reported, has also invited the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the three lawmakers alleged to have engaged in sexual misconduct.

Entwistle had alleged that the lawmakers sought the services of sex workers while they were attending a programme in the US.

However, the named lawmakers had denied the allegations maintaining nothing of such happened during their short stay in the US.


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