PARIS, JUNE, 2016: (DGW) THE United States Government has threatened to disgrace Nigeria for daring to transmit a formal letter to it regarding Nigerian lawmakers involved in sex scandal.
The US says it has ample evidence against the three lawmakers and A�issued aA�stern warning to the Nigerian lawmakers not to escalate the matter or else the US will be forced to act and open a can of worms.
Reports from the US Embassy say one of the A�of the lawmakers, Mohammed GololoA�allegedly grabbing a hotel maid and soliciting for sex, while the other two namely A�, Samuel Ikon and Mark Gbillah, allegedly asked for the assistance of a car park attendant to secure the services of prostitutes.
The allegations were contained in a letter written to House of Representatives Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, by American Ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle, wherein he provided details of the inappropriate conduct of the three lawmakers and thereafter had their visas to the US cancelled.
While reacting to the allegationsA�A�as attempts to discredit the National Assembly by the US government, DogaraA�, DailyGlobeWatch gathered A�requested the embassy to prove its claims which may have infuriated the United States Government.
According to Dogara via his Twitter handle, a�?He who alleges must prove. Thata��s the law. As we speak no evidence has been put forward other than the letter sent to my office and copied to many others.a�?
a�?Together with the US Embassy in Nigeria we will get to the bottom of this matter and until then leta��s not be judgemental.
a�?Under our laws an accused person is deemed innocent until proven guilty and he enjoys the benefit of any doubt.
a�?Social media trial and conviction of members alleged to have committed the offence is taking up arms against our laws,a�? tweeted Dogara.
But the US has now said it will go to town with evidence at its disposal if the accused lawmakers who have been quite vociferous in their denials, even threatening to sue, go beyond mere refutations on the pages of newspapers.
a�?We have been reading about the vigorous denials of the three lawmakers just like everyone else and we hope it stops there. We hope that the legislators do not move beyond that to transmit a formal letter to the US,a�? said the source.
a�?If they did that the US would not even bother to respond to the letter. They would be forced to release the evidence they have not to Nigeria but to the entire world and that will be very damaging not only to the legislators themselves but to the image of the country.a�?