How Senator who assault a woman was arraigned by Nigeria Police.

The police have filed charges of assault against Elisha Abbo, the Nigerian senator seen on camera physically attacking a woman inside an adult store.

 

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

Police spokesperson, Anjuguri Manzah, told PREMIUM TIMES 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.

It was not immediately clear whether the senator would plead guilty, but a police source told PREMIUM TIMES his recorded admission of wrongdoing apology would put him in an awkward situation in court.

A police source told PREMIUM TIMES Mr Abbo was being driven to court shortly before 12:00 p.m. for arraignment.

Court officials told PREMIUM TIMES the senator’s arraignment is on the list of cases to be heard today, but he had not arrived in court as of 12:10 p.m.

 

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How Senator Elisha Abbo’s apology was rejected by the National Council for Women Society (NCWS).

The National Council for Women Society (NCWS), FCT chapter, on Sunday, July 7, rejected the apology tendered by Senator Elisha Abbo, for assaulting a nursing mother in an Abuja adult toy shop recently.
The FCT chairman of NCWS, Hadiza Umar, while briefing newsmen in Abuja, advocated for stiffer punishment for Abbo to serve as deterrent to others who assault women in workplace, shops or markets, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Legit.ng notes that Umar said:

 

“I am here with my executives and members of NCWS FCT chapter for a peaceful demonstration on what an elected senator, who is suppose to serve us did to one of our women.

 

“We want to stop the barbaric habits on women either at home, in the markets, shops, workplace and everywhere in the country.

“We are women of integrity and mothers, we are not animals and we are saying no to violence against all women and the assault should stop with immediate effects.”

She called on the United Nations and all other international organisations to ensure the prosecution of Abbo in order to guard against future occurrence.

 

Umar said:

“We reject his apology and we will do everything within the ambit of law to demand justice for our fellow woman who was assaulted.”

The acting secretary, FCT Social Development Secretariat (SDS), Safiya Umar, said violence against women is an international offence as clearly stipulated in the UN Convention and Beijing Charter.

She disclosed that the secretariat had sent an invitation to Abbo for him to come and explain what transpired.

 

According to her, the secretariat is very passionate about anything that affects women and children in the FCT.

The director of Gender Development Department, Hart Agnes, said the department would not relent in doing everything humanly possible to stop violence against women, children and the physically-challenged people in the FCT.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the senator representing Adamawa North senatorial district, Senator Elisha Abbo, apologised to Nigerians, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and women in general for physically assaulting a lady.

The senator made the apology at a press conference at the PDP headquarters in Abuja.

 

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The viral video of Senator Elisha Abbo assaulting a young lady isn’t a new to me as I was one of his victims of assault years back.—Photojournalist.

Adamawa-North lawmaker, Senator Elisha Abbo, has been drawn into a fresh scandal as a photojournalist, Olumuyiwa Owolabi, has accused him of assault and breach of agreement.
Owolabi told The PUNCH that Abbo not only assaulted him but got the police to lock him up in Adamawa.

He said he first met Abbo in 2014 during the run-up to the June 2014 Ekiti State governorship election which Ayodele Fayose won.

 

Owolabi, who was the official photographer of Fayose during the election, said he met Abbo in Ekiti State and Abbo told him that he would like him to do some jobs for him.

He said, “The viral video of Senator Elisha Abbo assaulting a young lady isn’t a new to me as I was one of his victims of assault years back.

“I met him during the campaign of former Governor Ayodele Fayose while I was the official photojournalist assigned to Fayose during the electioneering campaign and later head of photojournalists to his deputy after the election.”

The photojournalist said Abbo, who was contesting for senator on the platform of the All Progressives Congress at the time, entered into a contract with him to cover his political activities at the cost of N2.8m.

 

He said on August 13, 2014, he travelled with Abbo to Yola, Adamawa State, from Abuja by air and they lodged at Lelewa hotel for weeks while campaigning for the primaries which was eventually won by Senator Binta Garba.

The photojournalist said he travelled along with the senator from Adamawa to Mubi, Vintim Muchala to Mubi and later back to Yola after he lost the senatorial primary.

Owolabi said, “On approaching Senator Abbo to enforce the contract agreement we had, he refused to pay. He ignored several pleas for him to just give me part of my money.

“On the fateful day we wanted to travel together to Mubi for the last campaign, Boko Haram invaded the place prior to the day we ought to have travelled. Due to the attack by Boko Haram, I began to plead with him that I needed to leave the state.

 

“After several text messages and calls put through to him were ignored, I had no choice but to sit in front of his room where he was lodged at Dansoho Hotel, Yola. This was around 5pm.”

The photojournalist alleged that when Abbo saw him, he got so angry that he began to beat him, slapping him repeatedly.

Owolabi said Abbo quickly called a policeman and told the cop that he was a Boko Haram suspect and should be arrested immediately.

The photojournalist further stated, “As soon as he came out, I began to plead with him that I had to go. The next thing he said was that I was embarrassing him. He started beating and slapping me. He told his orderly to put me inside the pickup truck. He told them to point their guns at me and that he would kill me and tell people I was a member of Boko Haram.

“When I heard that statement, I was shocked because I didn’t know anybody there and I couldn’t speak their language fluently. No one could come to my rescue when he brutalised me, causing me to sprain my ankle.

“I began begging him to just leave me and let me go that I would leave the money for him because of his action.”

He alleged that Abbo’s police escort took him to Kaliwa Police Division around 2am with the instruction that he should be shot dead if he failed to comport himself.

Owolabi said Abbo had broken his phone at the time and so he was locked up in the police station without any means of contacting anyone.

The photojournalist added, “He had damaged my phone I couldn’t contact anybody; he tore my clothes and I was virtually naked.

“That very night, on getting to Kaliwa police station, I begged the investigating police officer to please let me use his phone to talk to one of my relatives. That was how I called one of my brothers that pleaded with the IPO to assist me out of the situation.

“The DPO came the following morning and begged him (Abbo) to give me transport fare to go back to meet my family. Till date, he hasn’t paid me the money.”

The photojournalist, who pleaded with Nigerians to help him, also shared photos of private chats he purportedly had with the senator.

Attempts to speak with the senator proved abortive as calls put through to his telephone indicated that it was switched off while a text message was not responded to as of 7am on Thursday.

 

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Senator Elisha Abbo should step down for battering a woman.

The assault was allegedly reported on Tuesday, May 14 at the Maitama Area Command Headquarters in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, but the police reportedly told the victim to go look for Senator Abbo’s telephone number or they would not be able to do anything about it.

Nigerians have now taken to social media asking the 41-year old senator to step down from his position.

Many also called for the federal lawmaker’s prosecution, while others urged the Nigerian Senate to suspend him.

 

Others also called on the PDP to take disciplinary measures against the lawmaker for his conduct in the video.

 

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