Abuja – Prominent and civil rights activists have reportedly described as embarrassing the alleged sexual misconduct of three members of the House of Representatives during their visit to the United States.
The three were accused of eliciting sex from prostitutes in Cleveland, Ohio.
According to Punch, the groups and activists demanded that the three resign or be recalled by their constituencies if the allegation was established.
This came as reports on Sunday indicated that the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakuba Dogara, had urged Nigerians to wait for the outcome of the investigation into the alleged misconduct, adding that people should refrain from passing judgement on the three lawmakers.
Dogara said no evidence had been brought to his office and therefore the three remained innocent until proven guilty.
"As ambassadors of the House and indeed, the entire country, the members in the middle of the scandal have known not to bring dishonour to the institution they represent.
"The House would conduct an investigation into allegations together with the US Embassy in Nigeria and we will get to the bottom of this matter," Dogara was quoted as saying.
- News24 Nigeria