Senator Ishaku Elisha Cliff Abbo a representative of the Adamawa North Senatorial District at the Nigerian 9th National Assembly has still not been charged for assaulting a lady.
Abbo was recently arraigned for assaulting a Lady in a ‘SEX TOY’ shop.
The video of him assaulting the Lady went viral on social media, leading to many reactions from Nigerians
The assault, reportedly occurred on May 11, 2019 at Wuse 2 area of Abuja, in the presence of an armed policeman who arrested the victim rather than assist her.
It was said that Abbo visited the shop at about 6pm with three ladies but shortly after their arrival, one of the Lady became sick and vomited in the store. This prompted the shop owner to caution the Lady saying she would have vomited outside since she wasn’t a child.
Abbo, who was said to be agitated by the sudden illness of one of the ladies, so he accused the shop owner of poisoning the store’s air conditioner. The shop owner retaliated saying if the air conditioner was poison then it would affect every one in the store. both of them went into argument and this angered Abbo, he ordered the policeman present to arrest the shop owner.
The shop owner’s friend who had been standing nearby tried to intervene by pleading with him to take things easy but was slapped repeatedly by the lawmaker.
This video of him slapping the Lady provoked outrage on social media. Many Nigerians suggested that he should be indefinitely suspended from the 9th National Assembly and prosecuted with immediate effect.
However, a panel led by senator Sam Egwu and also involving Senator Oluremi Tinubu, was set up by the Nigerian Senate to investigate the incident
It was recalled that Abbo in the statement, apologised to the victim and her family, saying he has never been associated which such acts in the past.
The statement read: “It is with a deep sense of remorse and responsibility that I, Senator Ishaku Abbo (SIA) profoundly apologise to all Nigerians, the Senate, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), my family, friends as well as our mothers – the Nigerian women,
“I personally apologise to Bibra and her family for my action towards her, which has brought immense discomfort in our body polity.G“I have never been known or associated with such actions in the past. Regardless of what transpired prior to my expression of anger, I am sincerely sorry and plead that all men and women of good conscience should have the heart to forgive me. To err is human, to forgive is divine.
“To the Church of God everywhere in the world, I am sorry. As an Ambassador of Christ, much is expected of me. My family and religious upbringing do not give approval to such conduct and for this, as a leader, I seek forgiveness before God and all those who feel offended by my action.
“Indeed, this episode has taught me a very great lesson both as a private citizen and a public officer, particularly as a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria upon whom public confidence is bestowed.
“Finally, I assure Nigerians, especially the people of Adamawa North of my good conduct at all times.”
However, Abbo was arraigned on July 8 on a two-count charge which bordered on criminal force and assault. The offence is punishable under section 263 and 264 of Penal Code law.
After some trials, the case was adjourned until 24 September 2019.
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