TVC E. The members of the Nigerian House of Representatives who were involved in a sex scandal with the United State government has vowed to sue for $1bn.
The lawmakers include Mr. Terse Mark-Gbillah House deputy chairman, committee on petroleum resources (upstream), Mr. Samuel Ikon representing Akwa Ibom state and Mr Mohammed Garba-Gololo representing Bauchi state.
Three lawmakers were accused by the United States of America of attempted rape and soliciting for sex during a visit to the country. They were among 10 lawmakers invited by the US government for the International Visitor Leadership programme held between April 7 and 13, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.However, the affected lawmakers denied all the allegations and threatened to sue James Entwistle, ambassador to the US who petitioned Speaker Yakubu Dogara, informing him of the incident.
To this effect, the House set up a committee to investigate the matter and eventually exonerated the lawmakers after a report by its joint committees on ethics/privileges and foreign relations found no wrongdoing on their part.
One of the accused lawmakers, Mark-Gbillah told news men that the three lawmakers would immediately organise a legal action against their accusers in the US after demanding an “internationally-published apology. Mark-Gbillah, who spoke for the three lawmakers, stated that the US government, Entwistle, the Marriot Hotel, the US Embassy and their agents would be sued for damages.