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Published On: Tue, Jul 9th, 2019

Alleged assault: Sen. Abbo secures N5m bail

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By Vivian Okejeme Abuja

Police have arraigned Senator Elisha Abbo before the Zuba Magistrates’ Court in Abuja for assaulting a nursing mother at an Abuja adult toy shop.
The Commissioner of Police, Federal Capital Territory Police Command, Bala Ciroma, confirmed, yesterday, that Mr Abbo had been taken to the court for arraignment.
The Magistrate, Senior Magistrate Abdullahi Ilellah had granted bail to embattled senator, in the sum of N5million and two sureties in like sum.
The sureties must have verifiable addresses within the Federal Capital Territory.
The case has since been adjourned to July 22nd for hearing. It will be recalled that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmaker, representing Adamawa North at the National Assembly, had apologised in a press briefing last week for his actions.
It is believed that the video of the incident and his statement owning up to the incident would be used as evidence against him.
A women’s group, National Council for Women Society (NCWS), FCT Chapter, had on Sunday rejected his apology.
The group advocated for stiffer punishment for Abbo to serve as deterrent to others who assault women in workplace, shops or markets.
It also called on the United Nations and other international organisations to ensure Abbo’s prosecution in order to guard against future occurrence.

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