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Senator Abbo Arraigned by Police for Assaulting Woman in Abuja


Senator Elisha Abbo
Senator Elisha Abbo

Nigerian Senator, Elisha Abbo who was caught on camera assaulting a woman in an Abuja sex toy shop has been arraigned by the Nigerian police.

Mr Abbo, representing Adamawa North Senatorial District under the Peoples Democratic Party, was on Monday afternoon arraigned at the Chief Magistrate’s Court, Zuba, the police said.

Police spokesperson, Anjuguri Manzah, said the police filed the charges after looking into Mr Abbo’s conduct in the viral video that was published on July 2 by Premium Times.

The senator admitted on July 3 that he was the one in the video and apologised to the female victim and Nigerians, saying such violence should not define his longstanding conduct as a peaceful citizen.

His arraignment in court comes after much protest from Nigerians, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu directed the Commissioner of Police in charge of FCT, CP Bala Ciroma to investigate the matter.

The investigation led to the invitation of the Senator to the Command, which further led to his detention on Thursday and was however released on Friday afternoon after meeting the bail conditions.

Senator Abbo pleaded not guilty to a one count charge of assault.

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