Newly-Elected Senator Caught On Camera Assaulting Woman At Sex Toy Shop
Nigeria’s youngest senator has been caught on camera physically assaulting a woman at an adult toy shop in Abuja.
Senator Elisha Abbo, representing Adamawa North Senatorial District, descended on the woman after she pleaded with him not to physically assault the shopowner whom the senator had accused of insulting him. He said the shopowner called him a drunk.
PREMIUM TIMES exclusively obtained the video of the assault, which occurred on May 11 — nearly three months after Mr Abbo became a senator-elect and a month before he was sworn-in on June 11.
The attack happened as an armed mobile police officer looked on, and instead made attempt to arrest the victim.
The assault was reported on May 14 at the Maitama Area Command Headquarters on Nile Street, but the police told the victim to go look for Mr Abbo’s telephone number or they would not be able to do anything about it.
The victim of the assault and the store owner declined comments for this story, saying they were afraid there could be a violent backlash from the senator.
The victim’s lawyer also declined comment.