The CTF High Court fined Nigeria’s youngest senator, Elisha Abbo, who was filmed physically assaulting a woman at an adult toy store in Abuja.
In rendering his judgment on Monday, the judge declared Abbo, representing the senatorial district of Adamawa North, guilty and ordered him to pay 50 million naira to the plaintiff, Osimibibra Warmate.
Nelson Onuoha, a member of the team of lawyers who filed a civil complaint against the lawmaker, told PREMIUM TIMES on Monday.
“Do you remember this video of a Nigerian senator slapping / assaulting a young woman in a store?” Well, justice was served today with the court slamming the sum of N50M against the senator. I am delighted to have represented this young woman in this costume. We’re not talking about oppression anymore, âOnuoha said on Twitter.
PremiumTimes in 2019 reported the incident of how Abbo descended on the woman after she begged him not to physically assault the shopkeeper whom the senator accused of insulting him. He said the shopkeeper called him a drunk.
He said he obtained exclusively the video of the assault, which occurred on May 11 – nearly three months after Abbo became a senator-elect and a month before he was sworn in on June 11.
The attack took place under the gaze of an armed mobile police officer who instead attempted to arrest the victim.
The assault was reported on May 14 at the Maitama Area Command Headquarters on Nile Street, but the police told the victim to go and find Abbo’s phone number or she could do nothing. do it.
He was then brought to justice by the police in a district court in Zuba, on one count of assaulting Warmate.
But despite the video evidence of the incident, Abdullahi Ilelah, the magistrate, upheld the lawmaker’s request for dismissal and dismissed the case.
However, Warmate filed a fundamental rights complaint marked CV / 2393/19 with the FCT High Court, which has now ruled in his favor.