Mr. Samuel Ikon, one of the three House of Representatives members accused of sexual indiscretion in the United States, has dismissed the allegation as untrue, saying his identity had been mistaken. Ikon, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmaker 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 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.
Ikom said he was happy that the lower chamber had commenced investigation into the matter and expressed confidence that he would be cleared.