EXCLUSIVE: Yobe Senator caught in leaked video with two women speaks

Screenshot of the video
Screenshot of the video

A Nigerian senator has owned up to a scandalous video that showed him dressing up in the presence of two women in a room, presumably after sex.

But Bukar Ibrahim, representing Yobe East Senatorial District, told PREMIUM TIMES in his first interview since the scandal broke that he had not committed any official wrongdoing and the video was only made public after attempts to blackmail him failed.

“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,” Mr. Ibrahim, a former governor of Yobe State, said Monday afternoon.

Sahara Reporters published the video on the Internet Sunday, and it quickly caught online frenzy.

The footage, roughly two minutes long, showed Mr. Ibrahim reaching for his underwear, apparently after emerging from the shower.

In the room, one of the two women in the video held a device that was capturing the activities; while the other strolled about. But none of them was stripped like Mr. Ibrahim.

Mr. Ibrahim said he couldn’t remember where or when sexual activities took place, but the room appeared like a typical motel accommodation.

The senator said he owed no one an explanation since he was not accused of any crime.

“If they say I raped, that’s a different matter altogether,” Mr. Ibrahim said. “Is it because I am a public official then I am not supposed to be entitled to private life?”

The senator said he knew when one of the women was filming him, but was told it was only for fun and they also wanted to illuminate the room with a camera.

“They just mentioned it to me as a joke and I took it as nothing really serious,” he said. “This is something that happened between two adults.”

Mr. Ibrahim, who signed a controversial Sharia law while in office as governor, nonetheless, said he will investigate the matter.

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

The latest scandal underscores growing cases of indiscretion amongst Nigerian lawmakers.

It comes barely a year after a former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria accused three members of the House of Representatives of sexual misconduct.

James Entwistle, who left Nigeria last August, said in a petition to Speaker Yakubu Dogara that the lawmakers solicited sex from prostitutes and hotel workers during a leadership training assignment in Ohio, midwestern United States.

In his petition, which was published by New Telegraph in Lagos, Mr. Entwistle said he had evidence to nail Mohammed Galolo, Samuel Ikon and Mark Gbillah of the sexual offences.

But the lawmakers denied the allegations and added their voice to the growing calls for a thorough investigation at the time

The House later cleared the trio following an internal investigation by its Ethics and Privileges Committee. Mr. Entwistle declined an invitation to testify before the committee.

Samuel Anyawu, Chairman of Senate Ethics Committee, told PREMIUM TIMES he had not been fully briefed on the viral video of Mr. Ibrahim, but said he would wait until the entire Senate gives him instruction on how to proceed.

“I am not fully aware of what transpired,” Mr. Anyawu, representing Imo East Senatorial District, said Monday. “I will wait for the Senate to give direction on how to proceed, if at all.”

A Lagos-based lawyer, Liborous Oshoma, said the latest scandal further corroborates longstanding public perception of Nigerian politics and politicians.

“In Nigeria, the more honourable or distinguished you become, the less honourable or distinguished your behaviour becomes,” Mr. Oshoma said in an apparent mockery of House members and Senators who prefer to be addressed as ‘honourables’ and ‘distinguished’, respectively.

“This is what our politics and politicians have been associated with for decades —female politicians drinking and attending late night events with male politicians who cannot do without sleeping with women that are not their wives,” Mr. Oshoma said.

“So, if one is coming to the public light right now, it just goes to buttress what everyone has always known.”

Mr. Oshoma said Nigerians would expect no serious outcome from the Senate, even if the body conducts an investigation into the latest scandal.

“We have enough issues on our hands to begin to discuss a Senator with illicit affairs,” Mr. Oshoma said. “Let the Senators deal with the issues surrounding our ailing president and take Nigeria out of the current crisis.”


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  • Babythug

    Lol…..and in far away Yobe, some folks are killing to defend Allah’s cause in the name of the same shariah introduced by this Governor! We are not suprised at all. Afterall the great prophet also had side chics after Khadijah



      • Abdussalami Yaro

        I am sorry for you. The day is coming, when your regret will not save you.

        • MilitaryPolice01

          It is the worse insult I have read on social media. Who am I to ask GOD to have mercy on such a person. Even the devil himself will fear to say such.

      • KBE

        What are you smoking child? That thing is not good for your system. You are close to being a resident at yaba left side.

      • Moses Stone

        Hey mister this is too derogatory. If you are a muslim you must seek forgiveness for this harsh comments. When a dog barks at you I dont expect you to bark at him. What you posted is very unlike for a muslim to do so. Please retract and seek Allah’s forgiveness.

      • Idris

        May Allah have mercy on your. This is an egregious post. Please retract it.

    • Akwaowo

      Exactly my thoughts

    • AryLoyds

      I must say senator Bukar Ibrahim is a very strong and energetic old man , even some young men cant even perform on one woman , but what this video shows is that age is only a number and that at his age he has successfully FLOGGED one woman and one underage girl and yet still able to stand up erect.
      Now let me stress that the senator’s job is secure ,after all we have serving senators with fake academic qualifications still serving such as DINO and UBA , even the presidents own result self NA ONE CHANCE.
      Finally , to my muslim friends , why do you guys like young underage girls so much , does it have something to do with the K0ran or your Prophet?..

      • Anonymous

        I am not a muslim but you really shouldnt say this, it’s insulting and derogatory. Even a so called christian can do this and even worse therefore it’s not about the religion rather it’s about the individual.

        • musa aliero

          Do pastors sleeping with people’s wives have something to do with Christianity?! Or is sleeping with people children and wife’s part of the biblical injunctions.??

    • Moses Stone

      So when you commit adultery it is ok for us to say that you learnt it from Jesus??? Are you that dumb to blame crimes committed by someone on all muslims?? Get ya head checked moron.

    • Muhammad Kgame

      That’s the difference between a real Muslim and you when state something I bring proof , do you have anything to show those that supports what you a saying , or you just feel you can say whatever to get those with no research to praise you, but then I won’t say it is a problem of Christianity because I am better than that it is a “you problem”.when Apostle Suleiman disgraced you all it was a “he ” problem now a politician did shit it is an “Islam” problem.#biasedPeople

    • Idris

      Ignorance is the acme of daftness.

  • Eyo

    another yam eater caught red handed, in a normal society this fellow should resign by now. Shameless old cargo

    • Moses Stone

      Very shameless wallahi

  • George

    Yobe the home of boko haram kaiiiiiiiiiiiii even see the bed this yeye lies with ladies Hausa dirty too much.

    Very shameful this one na baba to some malluh called children.

    And they worship cow allah and mohammed who once raped his mother.

    • hajara adamu

      Why are some people so insensitive to cursing a whole Scripture and its Followers because of an isolated incident of indecency? There are provisions for hell & paradise. So we should eschew generalizations for peaceful coexistence. Thank you George.

      • George

        We don’t need coexistence from your people pls, stop dreaming.

        Did you see the bed your tribe senator is lying having fun no senator from the South will use such bed not even Fashola the most nasty evil will go into such a room.

        This is what your religion teaches rich above Sharia while the Almejiris are for your demonic islam sharia

        • Moses Stone

          SO when your god-sent pastor used his mouth and lick Otobo’s toto you still bend ya head in front of him to recieve annointing and miracle abi??? See how dumb you are. Who told you we are interested in cohabiting with animals like you who are born in child factory ???

      • Idris

        It has never being in Christians genes to coexist – no even with the Jews. If they have their way they will kill all the Muslims and the Jews.

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  • Gerald Okoduwa

    So this senator wants to investigate himself. Is it to verify whether he is the one in the video or to remember the venue? Even those women should be ashamed of themselves for debasing womanhood. He could have got ten women for that nasty act if he wanted to. Yobe people ought to recall this shameless lawmaker.

  • Abiola

    Imagine someone that signed Sharia bill into law… What’s d punishment for this under sharia, Castration I guess.

    Fucked up country full of hypocrites and mumu religious fanatics, and he still have mouth to talk about private life..

    • Emma

      Amputation of his Prick. Simple!

  • 0tile

    I hate when the Northern leaders claim that unmarried pregnant girls are not immoral.

    • Ashibogu

      Otile PLC!

  • Demi Poll

    Hear his stupidity; “This is a personal, private matter. What does my having been with a girl have to do with the public?”
    Bukar Ibrahim
    OK, I’ll explain, moron!

    1. You’re a public figure, and your filthy, promiscuous, and possibly, adulterous lifestyle is newsworthy, and of public interest!

    2. The money you spent on your sex orgy with two women, is possibly, government money, unless you can prove otherwise! Therefore, you may’ve stolen the people’s money for an illegal enterprise!

    3. For you, to consent to filming such licentious, adventure, in an age of out social media, out of cheer craziness/ignorance/stupidity, is not only repulsive, but, taints your character as a public official. It rubs off on the nation, and indeed, questions your fitness as a senator!

    4. Your repugnant, private lifestyle, is partially responsible for the suffering of Nigerians today, because, they keep electing morons like you, who neither know how to manage their private lives nor the public project!

    So, Mr. Bukar Ibrahim, if you need more reasons why this is not just your private issue, I can go on, and on!

    However, you’re not alone in this “celebration” of deviant sex among your peers, in Nigeria, because, the primitive culture neither teaches men to respect themselves, nor treat their women with dignity. So, they shamelessly, indulge in and, advertise their manhood in the most uncanny ways!

    Briefly, you’re a disgrace to the nation, and your failure to see/understand the repulsiveness/offensiveness of your act, is scandalous to say the least, and confirms your unfitness for the status of a senator! And you need to go!

    Senators and House of Rep members like you, are products of a chronically corrupt system, that has frustrated Nigerian youths into Armed Robbery, Gboko Haram, dying in the desert and mediterranean trying to flee the hell you all have subjected them and their parents!

    Nigerians! if you don’t wake up and stop people like these, they will ruin your posterity!

    Good job! Sahara Reporters!

  • musa aliyu

    Imagine this shameless in Nigeria. Private life! As a public official that shows U lack morals, so u’re unfit to be there. Resign!!!!! I’d*ot!

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  • Abu saleh

    At least he is doing it with women.

    • KBE

      I think he should have done it with donkeys like his brethren.

      • Moses Stone

        Actually he should have done with you so that he will tear your loose anus.

        • KBE

          Get out of here this forum is not for a gay like you.

          • Moses Stone

            No be you talk anus before??? Shebi you don shit and you never wash am?? Go give am your anus with the shit inside. E go sweet you. Useless DONKEY

  • Deansmart

    Nigeria system is rubbish ,if not ,this irresponsible senator should have been recalled in an organized society but nigeria mentality is a joke, some people were even saying it his personal life, no it doesn’t work like once you a public figures you have to be modest

  • Comr. B.H. Kura

    Please and please respect your religion by respecting others, this is not issue of religion, what he did is sinful in Islam, so stop insulting others religion, this is not the teaching of Islam, is an Evil. Sleeping with a woman rather than your own wife is prohibited in Islam. So we do respect to Christianity we the Muslim and we are expecting this this from you (Christians)

    • KBE

      What do you think will happen if this happen to be a talakawa or Almajiri man? Sharia will only take its full course when it concerns the poor. Islam is a hypocritical religion.

      • Comr. B.H. Kura

        Let us see what his colleagues (senator) do, even if the refused to take action on him, Allah is seeing the judgement will come now in the World or Hereafter. He knows in Islam is prohibited even to touch a body of a woman which is not your wife. I agree with you Nigeria is a place where big people are not prosecuted
        (taking action on them). we should keep on praying one day no body would be above the law. I LOVE MY COUNTRY NIGERIA AND I AM PROUD OF IT

      • Muhammad Kgame

        we all know politicians are the worst people to look up to when religion is concerned, you probably are a Christian or may be totally lost , be reasonable in what you say.what happened to apostle Suleiman a pastor , or may be an apostle , I frankly don’t know your level of education but there bad Christians and there are bad Muslims, I am a Muslim I when through a mission school and frankly you are a biased person looking for any reason to attack Islam , well it is a fact that when you set out to look for fault in something you mind will create one for you.As a Muslim I know we Muslim read and know about Christianity than most Christians do , this is a fact, as a human and a scientist I hate to be wrong more than I love to be right , so learn about Islam before you criticize,Good luck Jonathan,Dino malaye and many other politicians have been found guilty of crimes and it never made Nigeria a country of Hippocrates but may the politicians you will say.I have long outgrown sentiment , blind judgement and prefer to be injective and work with facts else science and Education itself is wasted on me.Am sorry to say you are one of such people that fact before you doesn’t change you believe. The day Nigerians will have less people like you that is when it will begin to progress, but the problem is between Christians and Muslims everyone chooses to be blind to the truth.

        You also talked about Sharia law like Nigeria actually embraced it.

        Wake up learn about something before you criticize , he is talking Constitutionally there is nothing the world can do about what he did , but in Sharia he knows what his fate would be for such act.

        Correct me if I am wrong , Christianity is against funnication but many tribes in South East , south west , and south south of Nigeria with above 70% of population as Christians have a pregnant lady before marriage or had sex before marriage , but then who am I to point finger at any religion I will allow you the expert to judge Christianity as well.

        Saionara Expert

        • Saleiman

          Frankly speaking, the law of Sharia is only applicable to the poor.

      • Moses Stone

        Am sure you are a product of illicit sex and fornication yet you have the mouth to talk trash.

        • KBE

          Ask your mother who your real father is because you appear confused.

          • Moses Stone

            Hehehehehehehe … Am sure you asked the ashewo that you grew up to know as ur mother and she couldnt tell you who fathered a basttaard like you.

          • KBE

            Oh I see, the character of your company growing up in brothels is now showing on this forum. I am sorry for your upbringing it is all the fault of your mama’s customer that abandoned both you and your ashawo mother that made you to be so influenced by hemp smokers.

  • KBE

    I am ashamed to even own up that this is Senator of the federal republic of Nigeria. Hear the shameless he goat that suppose to be a responsible father and mother ““If they say I raped, that’s a different matter altogether,” Mr. Ibrahim said. “Is it because I am a public official then I am not supposed to be entitled to private life?” As a senator he called it his private life even as a public servant. He will not even resign because there is no honor among the rogues.

    • Moses Stone

      And what about your religion ??? So when Christians commit adultery then Christianity has become a religion of immorality and irresponsibility abi?? Goons like you need to grow up. Am sure you are not morally better than him. The atrocities you are commiting in secret is enough to destroy this earth. And here you are talking as if you are a saint and castigating Islam for someone’s actions.

    • Abdussalami Yaro

      Hi KBE! Having just read your comment, I find it necessary to reply you, as it affects former Zamfara State governor, regarding marrying a so called underaged girl. It is clear that you people don’t read your Holy Book, or you are not allowed to. What dose the Bible said about marriageable age for girls? The Bible is not clear about it, but agreed to be when a girl teach puberty. But your information, do you know that ,Mary (Jesus Mather) was 12 years old when betrothed to Joseph, who was over 90 years,? You can read the “History of Joseph the Carpenter”, which confirms that Mary was 12 years old when betrothed to Joseph. You can also read the Webster’s Bible Translation on Numbers 31:17-18.

      • KBE

        You got everything mixed up.

  • Say the truth

    He should be held accountable for his actions. People should learn to take responsibility for their behavior. The randy senator had patronized so many brothels that he could not remember in which one the event took place. He was also too drunk to sense the danger when they were taking his pictures and recording the video. The Minister of state for Foreign Affairs, Khadija Bukar Abba Ibrahim is too old for the donkey. He should have shown respect to that woman at least. But a woman is a nobody in that area I guess. Once Alhaji says everything goes and everyone must keep quiet.

  • John Okoh

    This Senator is a big embarrassment to Nigeria and should be impeached by the Senate. Nigeria should bar all former Governors, ,deputy Governors and Military officers from contesting for any political office. There also should be an age limit of not more than 40 years old, and political parties should be banned from ripping off potential candidates .Why should political parties be charging outrageous fees of millions of Naira to register candidates for any political office? This is the problem we have now for corruption. Let Nigeria go to the US to learn how the system works.