It was learnt that the US embassy has cancelled the visas of three members of the House of Representatives to the country over attempted rape and the request for sex from prostitutes while on a trip to the United States.
The three representatives were said to be part of the 10 lawmakers that got the invite from the US government for the programme that took place between April 7 and 13, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.
They are: Mohammed Garba Gololo (APC, Bauchi), Samuel Ikon (PDP, Akwa Ibom) and Mark Gbillah (APC, Benue).
Gbillah who was part of the culprits was surprised that the US Government had taken further step to annul their visas shortly after the case was presented to House as he threatened to file legal actions against the US Government, the Ambassador and the Marriot Hotel Brand, among others for damages.
This is contained in a letter he wrote dated June 16, which read, “Without conclusive evidence of any sort or contact with any of the accused individuals, the US State Department and US Embassy in Nigeria have less than six days after your letter to the Speaker, gone ahead to revoke the US visas of the accused individuals based on hearsay from the employees of the hotel in Cleveland.
“Affected individuals received correspondence from the US Embassy on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, indicating the denial of their US visas and requesting that they bring their passports with the current US visa to the Embassy.”
The letter was copied to Dogara, the US Secretary of State, Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Cleveland Council of World Affairs, and the President and Chief Executive Officer, Marriott International.
Ikon debunked the allegation by saying that it must have been a mistaken identity