Police Detain Senator Abbo Over Alleged Assault
Abbo assaulted womanhood, must be prosecuted – NCWS
The FCT Police Command has detained Senator Elisha Abbo for allegedly assaulting a nursing mother at an adult toy shop in Abuja.
In a telephone interview, the FCT Police Commissioner, Mr Bala Ciroma, confirmed to Channels Television that the Senator is being detained to enable detectives complete investigation on the alleged assault.
Abbo who represents Adamawa North Senatorial District was spotted in an adult toy shop in a video exclusively released by Premium Times on Monday.
He was seen hitting a woman after she pleaded with him not to physically assault the shop owner whom he accused of insulting him.
The viral video immediately sparked outrage with many Nigerians calling for his prosecution and urging the Senate to also discipline him.
Meanwhile, the National Council of Women Societies (NCWS) has described the physical assault of a woman by serving senator representing Adamawa North Senatorial District, Elisha Abbo, as assault on womanhood.
The National President of the council, Mrs Gloria Shoda, said this in a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja.
The lawmaker, who had tendered apologies over the act, was caught on camera accusing the female salesperson at a shop in Abuja.
According to Shoda, the council seriously condemns such act, adding that the law must take its course.
She stated that “on behalf of NCWS, I thank the Inspector General of Police for calling for Sen. Abbo’s arrest.
“I also commend the Senate for setting up a committee to probe the senator and I pray it will not only end there.
“I want the IG to ensure that Abbo faces the law, he should not only be arrested but let him be charged to court and whatever the law says on assault, let him face it
“It is time we make people face the consequences of their actions. We should not allow people like this in leadership positions.
“Women have been suffering various forms of assault and we want the senator’s case to be used to get justice for them.”
Shoda, who noted that the apology tendered by the senator was accepted, emphasised that “apology was not enough, something must be done to deter others.”
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