Sex Toy Shop Assault: Senate Committee Insists On Continuing Investigation

 

The Senate adhoc committee investigating the allegation of assault against Senator Elisha Abbo has insisted on continuing its investigation, despite the matter being in court.

He is being investigated over a viral video in which he was seen physically assaulting a woman in a shop in Abuja.

The Senator on Tuesday appeared before the committee and a confrontation ensued between him and one of the committee members after he objected to being questioned in the presence of the media.

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According to him, he only obliged the invitation of the committee out of respect, as the matter was already in court.

 

 

The committee eventually obliged the senator and went into a closed-door session.

Meanwhile, the victim was absent. She was, however, represented by her lawyers who stated that she was receiving medical treatment and they were not authorised to speak on the matter, as it would amount to subjudice.

Sex Toy Shop Assault: Court Grants Senator Abbo N5million Bail

Senator Abbo during his arrival at the court premises. PHOTO: Sodiq Adelakun/Channels TV

 

Senator Elisha Abbo has been granted bail in the sum of N5million.

The Senator representing Adamawa North Senatorial District was granted bail on Monday by Senior Magistrate Abdullahi Ilellah.

This was after the lawmaker was arraigned by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) police at Zuba Magistrate Court, Abuja.

He was granted bail in the sum of N5million and the sureties must have verifiable addresses within the Federal Capital Territory.

The case has since been adjourned to July 22nd for hearing.

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Senator Abbo Pleads Not Guilty To Assault Charge

Senator Abbo Apologises, Begs For Forgiveness

Senator Abbo was arraigned on Monday on a one-count of assault which he pleaded not guilty.

He was arraigned after a video of him assaulting a woman went viral.

Senator Abbo is in the eye of a storm for attacking and beating up a woman who tried to prevent him and others with him from assaulting another woman in a sex toy shop in Abuja.

The viral video of the assault sparked outrage with many Nigerians calling for his prosecution.

Abbo has since confirmed to Channels Television that he is indeed the man in the video and that he will release a statement soon in that regard.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Senate has set up an ad-hoc committee to investigate the case. Six men and two women were chosen as members of the committee which will be headed by Senator Sam Egwu.

 

PHOTOS: Senator Abbo Pleads Not Guilty To Assault Charge

Senator Abbo during his arraignment at the court on Monday, July 8, 2019.

 

Senator Elisha Abbo has been arraigned on one count of assault and has pleaded not guilty.

He was arraigned on Monday by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) police at Zuba Magistrate Court, Abuja.

The senator representing Adamawa North Senatorial District had earlier apologised to Nigerians, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and women in general, following a viral video in which he was seen physically assaulting a lady.

Watch video of his apology here.

 

See more photos of the Senator during his arrival at the court premises:

Sex Toy Shop Assault: Protesters Storm NASS, Demand Prosecution Of Senator Abbo

Protesters at premises of the National Assembly complex on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. PHOTO: Sodiq Adelakun/Channels TV

 

Protesters on Wednesday stormed the National Assembly complex in Abuja demanding the prosecution of Senator Elisha Abbo for assaulting a lady at a sex toy shop.

The protesters including popular activist Aisha Yesufu said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmaker, who is representing Adamawa North Senatorial District must be prosecuted alongside his police orderlies.

The protesters carried placards with various inscriptions, condemning the act assault and demanding justice.

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Senator Abbo is in the eye of a storm for attacking and beating up a woman who tried to prevent him and others with him from assaulting another woman in a sex toy shop in Abuja.

The viral video of the assault sparked outrage with many Nigerians calling for his prosecution.

Abbo has since confirmed to Channels Television that he is indeed the man in the video and that he will release a statement soon in that regard.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Senate has set up an ad-hoc committee to investigate the case. Six men and two women were chosen as members of the committee which will be headed by Senator Sam Egwu.

See more photos of the protest below…