What Dogara Said About Reps Members Accused Of Sexual Misconduct

Speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has reacted to alleged sexual misconduct levelled against three of his contemporaries by the United States government.


Dogara said the allegation cannot be acted upon until proven otherwise.


But the speaker affirmed that an in-depth investigation would be conducted to unravel true situation of the allegation.

He urged Nigerians to refrain from passing quick judgement but wait for the outcome of the investigation being conducted by the parliament.

‎He took to the social media at the weekend to comment on the allegations

The speaker further explained that apart from the letter, no evidence had been forwarded to his office, and that there can be no conviction without a trial.

‎According to him, “judgment can only be passed when an allegation is proven”.

He maintained that as ambassadors of the House and indeed, the entire country, the members in the middle of the scandal would have known not to bring dishonour to the institution they represent.

Also, in a statement ‎issued by his spokesman Turaki Hassan, the speaker who responded to questions on the allegations, vowed that the House would conduct an investigation into allegations, stating that:”together with the US Embassy in Nigeria, we will get to the bottom of this matter”.

He also indicated that the lawmakers have said that they are prepared to defend themselves at their own cost.

Speaking on the attempted rape allegation, the Speaker said that it was not alluded to in the letter he received and said: “We await the result of the investigation into the matter.”

Source: globalvillageextra.com

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