One of the three Nigerian lawmakers accused by US ambassador of attempted rape and soliciting sex workers while on a visit to the states on official assignment. Hon. Mohammed Garba Gololo, has denied the allegations and threatened to sue the US government for character assassination.
Ten lawmakers, three of them, from Bauchi, Akwa Ibom and Benue state, were invited to the International Visitor Leadership Program held between 7-13 April in Cleveland, Ohio, were accused of gross misconduct.
Ambassador James Entwistle said in the petition that the Department of State had reports from employees of the Cleveland hotel that lawmaker Muhammed Gololo had allegedly grabbed a housekeeper in his hotel room and requested for sex.
Two other lawmakers allegedly requested hotel parking attendants to assist them to seek prostitutes. The housekeeper and and attendants filed a complaint at the US Mission who investigated the allegations.
In a response, Mr Gololo denied the allegation as
“totally false, baseless and unfounded”.
He added, “I categorically deny that any such incident happened.”
Mr Goloo demands an apology from the US government over the allegations or would take legal action to clear his name.