The Peoples Democratic Party lawmaker representing Adamawa North Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Elisha Abbo, has been taken to the Zuba Magistrates’ Court, Abuja by the Nigerian Police. The lawmaker is reported to be arraigned on one count of assault today.
The Police having promised over the weekend to file criminal charges against Abbo for assaulting a woman at an adult sex toy shop in Abuja earlier this year, has fulfilled her promised in bringing the Senator to book.
The Commissioner of Police, Federal Capital Territory Police Command, Bala Ciroma, confirmed to newsmen that Abbo had been taken to court. “They (Police officers) have taken him to the Zuba Magistrates’ court for arraignment. They are on their way now”, he said.
It was gathered that Police detectives had established a prima facie case against the Senator from the viral assault video. It was also reported that apart from the evidence deduced from the video which showed Abbo repeatedly slapping his victim for intervening in an argument between him and the shop owner, the admission by the Senator in a Press statement he issued last week was also said to have added to the bulk of the evidence against him.
The Federal Capital Territory Police Command had interrogated the lawmaker last Thursday and subsequently detained him for 24 hours.