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FG reacts as court fines sex-toy senator, Abbo N50m over assault

Dame Pauline Tallen, the Honorable Minister of Women Affairs has praised the Nigerian judiciary for sentencing Senator Elisha Abbo representing Adamawa North Senatorial District for assaulting Ms Osimibibra Warmate in 2019.

Recall that the sum of N50 million was awarded by a high court of the Federal Capital Territory sitting in Abuja on Monday in favour of the woman assaulted by Senator Abbo.

The FCT High Court entered judgment against the Senator over a sex toy shop video that went viral in 2019 awarding the sum of N50 million in favour of the victim, Osimibibra Warmate.

Speaking on the court’s verdict, the Minister in a press statement released by her Director Press Shehu Maikai, commended the court for the verdict.

According to the statement, the judgement will serve as a deterrent to other male chauvinists, be they in high or low places, who take pleasure in harassing and maltreating Women.

The statement further added that the Ministry of Women Affairs and other stakeholders are determined as ever to take all necessary steps to checkmate all incidences of Gender based violence.

The Minister concluded that there are no more safe havens for rapist, lady tormentors, and other gender based violators in Nigeria.

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