Nigeria Lawmakers Probe Alleged Misconduct by Members in U.S.

Lawmakers in Nigeria’s House of Representatives are investigating allegations of misconduct by three members while visiting America following a complaint by the U.S., Abdulrazak Namdas, a spokesman for the legislature, said.

A letter was written to the leadership of the house by the U.S. Ambassador James Entwistle to report the behaviour of the members while on a visit to Cleveland, Ohio, according to Namdas.

“What we have now remain what they are -- allegations,” he said. “We are investigating, at the end we expect a report to be submitted.”

The U.S. Embassy in Abuja declined to comment, citing its policy not to comment on diplomatic correspondence.

The lawmakers were alleged to have solicited for sex during the trip sponsored by the U.S. under its International Visitors Leadership Program, with one said to have grabbed a hotel employee, Lagos-based ThisDay reported, citing the letter by the ambassador. Other news media also carried the report.

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