One of the three members of the House of Representatives accused of soliciting for prostitutes in the United States of America while on a leadership training program, Samuel Ikon, has said he has irrefutable proof that will clear him name.
Ikon, in a letter dated 16th June 2016 and addressed to Mr. James F. Entwistle, the Ambassador of the United States to Nigeria said he was pained by the allegation which he said was untrue.
â€œLet me state unequivocally sir that the allegation is not just false but in bad taste. I Hon. Samuel Ikon never in that trip, nor on any other trip to the US or anywhere else in the world, consort or sought to consort with prostitutes.â€
He said the act would not only be inimical to his health but totally unacceptable to his faith.
â€œIâ€™m an elder in my church since 2006 and clearly know the tenets and doctrines of my faith one of which abhors such desires for prostitutes as such very offensive to be linked.
â€œI have no reason to seek comfort in the bosom of a prostitute with all attendant health risks especially the latest known as Zika Virus which has entered the USA.
â€œI have another proof of my innocence which will completely tear down this false conclusion but will leave it out for a later time should you fail to redeem my integrity and Iâ€™m forced to take legal action.â€
â€œI therefore urge that you review this case within 7 days taking a more detailed look at evidences available for such like video recording, especially video showing time and date of such discussion, so you can realize a mistake has been made here and my integrity restored, else I will be seeking legal redress in competent courts of law both in Nigeria and in the US.â€
Credit THE NATION