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US visa: Reps panel chair punched me over PUNCH’s report, says activist

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An activist, Kayode Bello, has accused the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Public Petitions, Mr Uzoma Nkem-Abonta, of assault.

He also said that he was detained for about four hours by policemen attached to the National Assembly.

Bello, who petitioned the National Assembly over alleged extortion and indiscriminate refusal by the United States embassy to grant visas to Nigerians, told The PUNCH correspondent that since his release on bail, he had been in and out of the hospital.

…The lawmaker allegedly said the publication embarrassed the National Assembly.

However, when The PUNCH correspondent contacted Nkem-Abonta, he denied the allegations.

The PUNCH, January 16, 2019

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