Monday 8 July 2019

Senator Elisha Abbo Arraigned For Assault

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Police have arraigned Senator Elisha Abbo before the Zuba Magistrates’ Court in Abuja for assaulting a nursing mother at an Abuja adult toy shop.

Reports indicates that the lawmaker is expected to be brought before the court on Monday on one count of assault.

Commissioner of Police, Federal Capital Territory Police Command, Bala Ciroma, confirmed to The Punch that Mr Abbo had been taken to the court for arraignment.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmaker, representing Adamawa North at the National Assembly, had apologised in a press briefing last week for his actions.

It is believed that the video of the incident and his statement owning up to the incident would be used as evidence against him.

A women’s group, National Council for Women Society (NCWS), FCT Chapter, had on Sunday rejected his apology.

The group advocated for stiffer punishment for Abbo to serve as deterrent to others who assault women in workplace, shops or markets.

It also called on the United Nations and other international organisations to ensure Abbo’s prosecution in order to guard against future occurrence.

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