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Bukar Ibrahim Yobe Senator says affair with two women is a private matter

The Senator said his being filmed with ladies has nothing to do with the public as he has not been accused of rape or any criminal activities.

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Following a leaked video of Yobe Senator, Bukar Ibrahim seen half nude with two females in a motel, the lawmaker has said it's a personal matter that doesn't affect his public office.

In an interview with Premium Times, the ex-governor of Yobe State said his being filmed with ladies has nothing to do with the public as he has not been accused of rape or any criminal activities.

"This is a personal, private matter. What does my having been with a girl have to do with the public?

“You know the normal thing: people ask for unreasonable things, and if you deny them, they try to blackmail you if they have a way,” he reportedly said.

Continuing, Ibrahim reportedly said: “If they say I raped, that’s a different matter altogether. Is it because I am a public official then I am not supposed to be entitled to private life?

“They just mentioned it to me as a joke and I took it as nothing really serious. This is something that happened between two adults.

“I have commenced investigations to find out why it is circulating,” the senator said. “But from all indications, it is a blackmail,”  Ibrahim reportedly said.

The ex-governor, who is representing Yobe East Senatorial District maintained that he had not committed any official wrongdoing and the video was only made public after attempts to blackmail him failed.

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This is coming barely a year after James Entwistle, a former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria accused three members of the House of Representatives of sexual misconduct.

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