Court fines senator Abbo N50m for assaulting woman at sex-toy shop
The FCT High Court has entered judgment against Senator Elisha Abbo for assaulting a woman in a Sex toy shop in Abuja.
The assault captured in a video went viral more than a year ago.
In 2019, the police arraigned Abbo before a magistrate court in Zuba, on a one-count charge for assaulting Osimibibra Warmate.
N50 million was awarded in favour of the plaintiff.
It would be recalled that in July 2020 a court dismissed charges against Abbo.
The magistrate ruled that the evidence and exhibits tendered to the court did not prove the criminal charges against the lawmaker, despite a video recording showing the assault and an apology from the senator admitting his wrong.
Subsequently, Warmate, through her legal team including Esosa Omo-Usoh and Nelson Onuoha, went on to sue Abbo in a fundamental rights enforcement suit filed before the FCT High Court and marked FCT/CV/2393/19.
Justice Bature upheld the plaintiff’s case in a judgment on Monday by ordering the senator to pay N50m to the applicant.