S*x scandal in US: Mine is a case of mistaken identity – Rep Ikon

Mr Samuel Ikon, one of the three House of Representatives members accused of sexual indiscretion in the U.S., has dismissed the allegation as untrue, saying his identity had been mistaken.

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Ikon, a member of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), representing Etinan/Nsit Ibom/Nsit Ubium Constituency of Akwa Ibom, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Saturday that the allegation was in bad taste.

The U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr James Entwistle, had on Wednesday petitioned the House of Representatives alleging that Ikon and two other lawmakers solicited sex from prostitutes in Cleveland, Ohio, recently.

The lawmaker said that he was at a loss as to what the U.S. envoy intended to achieve with the allegation, insisting that he had been mistakenly dragged into a matter he knew nothing about.

He said that he was happy that the lower chamber had commenced the process of investigating the allegation, and expressed confidence that he would be cleared.

He also said that he had briefed his lawyers to initiate legal and diplomatic steps to get to the root of the matter “to clear my name and the institution I represent”.

Condemning the allegation by the ambassador, Ikon said, “I wish to state unequivocally that this is false and definitely not me.

“This, to me is a case of mistaken identity and I will be vindicated. I have initiated measures both legal and diplomatic to clear my name and the institution I represent.

“There are many questions left unanswered by the actions of the U.S. mission but I believe it will become clearer in the course of time.”

He urged his constituents and Nigerians to be patient as the truth would be unveiled, adding that God would vindicate him.

“I want to reassure all of my innocence in this matter and I call on all relevant authorities and jurisdictions to commence full investigation to correct this great injustice to me.

“I have an unwavering faith in God to see me through this trying moment and plead with all not to be hasty in condemning me as the final outcome will surely clear my name.

“I urge for patience, prayers and God’s abiding wisdom at this time,” Ikon said.

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7 Comments

  1. Nigerians Senators are so disappointing. Afterall, Dino had advised patronizing made in Nigeria so why spend our scarce dollars on foreign bodily pleasures when you can spend naira for the same service?

  2. I do not believe the US embassy on this issue because you don’t do such things in the US and leave the country without being documented, even when it happened to former IMF boss, Dominique Strauss- Kahn in the USA, he was questioned in the US and let go after some legal delineation.

  3. After all na here we dey wen man turn woman bcos he wan run comet for d mess wey him commit.anything can happen wit Nigerian politicians. D investigation go free them but wat about d hotel footage and d man wey them send dat errand to help them wit ashhh. They usually quarter prostitutes in certain places if u need their services go meet them there have ur personal discussions wit them dat’s all.

  4. So he’s not denying that sick atrocity occurred, only that he was not involved. With time they will start throwing each other under the bus.

  5. Let him prove his alibi if it’s mistaken identity.

    When u hang out with colleagues and such event occurs u are likely going to be accessory to the facts.

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