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16 Aug

Alleged Sex Scandal: Senator Bukar Ibrahim Breaks Silence

Senator Bukar Ibrahim representing Yobe East Senatorial District, has owned up to the viral video in which he was presumed to have engaged in sexual activity with two ladies.

The video which was shared on Sunday by online news platform, Sahara Reporters, sees the stripped lawmaker trying to put on his clothes after emerging from the bathroom. One of the two ladies (both were clad) used a device to capture the Mr. Ibrahim as he put on his clothes.

Speaking to Premium Times, the lawmaker who instituted Sharia Law in the year 2000 said it was his private life and that the video was released after failed attempts to blackmail him.

According to him, “This is a personal, private matter. What does my having been with a girl have to do with the public?

“You know the normal thing: people ask for unreasonable things, and if you deny them, they try to blackmail you if they have a way.”

“If they say I raped, that’s a different matter altogether.

“Is it because I am a public official then I am not supposed to be entitled to private life?”

He added that he was aware that one of the ladies was filming him while he was dressing. “They just mentioned it to me as a joke and I took it as nothing really serious. This is something that happened between two adults,” he stressed.

“I have commenced investigations to find out why it is circulating. But from all indications, it is a blackmail,” he added.

Meanwhile, Senator Samuel Anyawu, Chairman of Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions has said he had not been fully briefed on the viral video of Mr. Ibrahim. He said he would wait until the entire Senate gives him instruction on how to proceed.

“I am not fully aware of what transpired. I will wait for the Senate to give direction on how to proceed, if at all.”

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