Abuja Federal High Court on Monday charged the representing Senator of Adamawa North Senatorial District, Senator Elisha Abbo the sum of fifty million nairas for slapping a woman in an intimacy toy shop.
The PDP Adamawa State Senator was reported to slap a nursing mother repeatedly at an intimacy toy shop on May 11, 2019.
The youngest senator in the country was said to have entered an intimacy toy shop around 6 pm, with three young women to purchase adult toys.
But shortly after they began shopping for the toys, one of the three girls started throwing up.
She vomited multiple times, which, however, prompt the shop owner to remark that the woman should have vomited outside and not inside her shop.
Abbo, who was said to be agitated by the sudden illness of the girl, was said to have accused the shop owner of poisoning the store’s air conditioner.
Responding to this, the shop owner argues that if the air conditioner had been contaminated others in the shop would have also taken ill.
This, however, was said to have angered Abbo, and the two began exchanging words over the matter.
The senator was said to have called a policeman who he then ordered to arrest the shop owner. Also, the shop owner quickly called her father to inform him that Abbo had called police over the matter and that she was about to be taken away. The shop owner’s friend who had been standing nearby tried to intervene by pleading with the second man to take things easy but was slapped repeatedly by the lawmaker.
Days after assaulting the lady, identified as Osimibibra Warmate, the lawmaker said he was sorry for what happened, adding that regardless of the provocation, his action did not portray him a good ambassador of the Senate, the PDP, and the youths of Nigeria. His words: “It is with a deep sense of remorse and responsibility that I, Senator Ishaku Abbo profoundly apologize to all Nigerians, the Senate, the Peoples Democratic Party, my family as well as our mothers- the Nigerian women.” “I personally apologize to Babra (the lady he reportedly assaulted) and her family for my action which has brought immense discomfort to our body polity.”
However, after about a year plus, a Federal High Court in Abuja, ordered him to pay N50M as compensation to a woman he assaulted. Disclosing this on Monday, Lugard Tare-Otu and Nelson who identified themselves as Warmate’s lawyers, confirmed the situation. Reacting, Nelson said via his twitter handle: “Remember that video of a Nigerian senator slapping/assaulting a young lady at a shop?.” “Well, justice was served today with the court slamming the sum of N50M against the Senator. I am delighted to have represented that young lady in this suit. We say no more to oppression.”