The Minister of Foreign Affairs, GEOFFREY ONYEAMA, has said the outgoing United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. JAMES ENTWISTLE, did not have any credible evidence to prove the allegations of sexual misconduct against three members of the House of Representatives.
The three lawmakers are the Deputy Chairman, House Committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream) TERSE MARK-GBILLAH, SAMUEL IKON and MOHAMMED GARBA-GOLOLO.
The allegations are being investigated by the Joint House Committee on Ethics/Privileges and Foreign Relations chaired by NICHOLAS OSSAI and NNENA UKEJE.
You will recall that JAMES ENTWISTLE petitioned the Speaker, House of Representatives, YAKUBU DOGARA on the alleged sexual misconduct against the lawmakers when they visited the US in April.
But testifying before the committees in Abuja, the Minister said the US Ambassador told him that all he did was to bring the allegations to the attention of DOGARA and not that the US Government passed any judgment of guilt on the lawmakers.
The accused lawmakers demanded apologies from the US Ambassador and also appealed to the committee to take the investigation further to the US so that they could at least confront their accusers one-on-one.