Stella Dimoko Reps Pick Lawyers For $1bn Suit Against US For Allegedly Heaping False Accusations On Their Heads...


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Monday, February 06, 2017

Reps Pick Lawyers For $1bn Suit Against US For Allegedly Heaping False Accusations On Their Heads...

Three members of the House of Representatives exonerated of sexual misconduct allegations levelled against them by the United States Embassy in Nigeria have picked lawyers to handle their $1billion suit against the US government.

The lawyers are to file the suit in the US, while the lawmakers will continue to communicate with them through electronic means from Nigeria, since they are barred for now from entering the US.

The affected members are House Deputy Chairman, Committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream); Mr. Terse Mark-Gbillah, elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress in Benue; Mr. Samuel Ikon of the Peoples Democratic Party in Akwa Ibom; and Mr. Mohammed Garba-Gololo, also of the APC in Bauchi State.

A former US ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. James Entwistle, had accused the three of sexual misconduct during a visit to the US last year April, prompting the Nigerian legislature to call for an investigation.

The House had exonerated the lawmakers in October 2016 after a report by its Joint Committees on Ethics/Privileges and Foreign Relations, found no wrongdoing on their part.

Mark-Gbillah, who spoke for the lawmakers, said the lawyers had been identified and that efforts were on to finalise consultations on the suit.

He neither gave the names of the lawyers nor the firms from where they would be hired.

Mark-Gbillah also admitted that the lawmakers’ US visas revoked in the wake of the allegations had yet to be restored.

However, he stated that the members could still travel to the US in the course of the hearing of the suit if a court order sought to have them brought to the US physically.

Mark-Gbillah said, “We have identified lawyers willing to take the case and are currently planning for the required funds to initiate the action (for damages.)

“We will communicate with our lawyers via other media for now, but we can be granted entry by the court if we are required to appear in person. We won’t be willing to disclose the costs at this time.”

Earlier in October last year, the members said they could ask for damages between $1bn and $10bn, depending on the final recommendation of their lawyers.

Apart from the US Government, the lawmakers added that Entwistle, the Marriot Hotel, the US Embassy and their agents would be sued for damages, in addition to an “internationally-published apology.

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  1. Dint read. Their faces and the allegations put me totally off.

    Amazing week all.

  2. Idiots and disgrace to their families and the country at large

    1. How do you know? They should sue the Nigerian house of reps too. The house was provided the info by the USA, they didn't have to make it public while investigating

  3. I hope they don't settle out of court.

  4. They better hide their faces in shame or face the shameful consequences of their actions cos I don't trust our politicians

  5. If i hear. This stupid men will not let the sleeping dog lie. Una wan show una self US no be 9ija you will use bribe to win case. US will now dig more dirts out. Let's see what happens.

  6. What on earth, so they want to embarrass this nation some more. Shameless rabid lawmakers

  7. So this case is still on. Seems they are innocent after all

  8. The House always cover their own.
    But that doesn't mean they were innocent. Dem no go rest now wey the matter don dey die.

    "He whom the gods wanna destroy, they first make mad"!

    *ghanaman signing out*

  9. Unless leaders, y'all visa were revoked after thorough investigations, lawyers go just chop money. I can't wait to see the video and read the deposition from eyewitness

    1. True...U S would never accuse them wrongly unless there's proof. Why don't you ex the matter and move in to other countries? Nigerian politicians can steal and lie and still pay lawyers to lie for them. Anyways hotels have cameras let's see what comes out of it

  10. The lawyers should bill them very well. There is so much money involved

  11. See them useless old men. Sex offenders is written all of over their faces. Bringing debt to nigerians is all they know instead of helping the country to move forward.

  12. Joke of the century!!! It is almost impossible that these men are not guilty, typical Nigerian politician behaviour.

  13. Let's see what happens, now that Master grabber of women's pussiy is the commander in chief in the white house.

    I'm on the prowl to trap, catch any randy man who will come near me to attempt grabbing or touching my body!
    The thunder that fire them is now doing push up in ISIS territory.

  14. These pple should go and rest Abeg, we know they did it. Nigerian men are such horny dogs. They should have looked for a naija pimp in US to arrange girls for them instead of molesting hotel domestic staff. Shameless old fools


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