A Senior Advocate of Nigeria Festus Kayamo called on the Nigeria Police to order the arrest of a serving Senator who publicly assaulted a lady at a mall in Abuja.
In a video clip which has gone viral on social media, Elisha Abbo, a Senator representing Adamawa North District in the National Assembly, was caught beating up a lady in a sex toy shop.
Nigerians condemned the act, among them, is Kayamo who called on the Police to order the arrest of the senior lawmaker forthwith, obtain his statement, and arraign him in court without any delay.
He stated this on his Twitter page, “The case of Senator Elisha Abbo is very straightforward: the Police MUST IMMEDIATELY take three steps: 1. Arrest him (no formal complaint is needed with the evidence on tape) 2. Obtain his statement (if he’s willing to make one) and that of the victim 3. Arraign him in court.”
In the 9:59 minutes video clip posted by Premium Times, Senator Abbo descended on the young lady in the presence of an armed policeman who arrested her their “master” was done beating her.
In the video, Abbo was seen shopping for the toys, one of the three ladies brought in by the Senator started throwing up, vomiting.
This prompted the shop owner to remark that the woman should have vomited outside and not inside her shop when she was not a child.
The Adamawa Senator thereafter accused shop owner of poisoning the store’s air conditioner, a conclusion that triggered a heated argument and he pounced on the helpless lady.
Similarly, former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has condemned the action of the federal lawmaker.
The former minister advised the young lady to sue the Senator, while also calling for his arrest and prosecution.
The case of Senator Elisha Abbo is very straightforward: the Police MUST IMMEDIATELY take three steps: 1. Arrest him (no formal complaint is needed with the evidence on tape) 2. Obtain his statement (if he’s willing to make one) and that of the victim 3. Arraign him in court.
— Festus Keyamo, SAN (@fkeyamo) July 2, 2019
Abbo was among over 100 Senators sworn in on June 11, 2019.
At the time of this report, the Senator was yet to defend his action, but The Punch reported that he was putting his team together.