There’s an Update In the Assault Suit against Senator Elisha Abbo
Months ago the magistrate court in Zuba dismissed the case of the alleged assault against Adamawa-North lawmaker Elisha Abbo, after a video showing him assaulting a woman, Osimibibra Warmate, on May 11, 2019, went viral.
The case was dismissed on the grounds that, the police failed to prove that the lawmaker assaulted Warmate, in spite of the viral video, two witnesses who testified against Abbo, and an apology from the senator admitting his wrong.
Well, there’s now an update on the case.
According to the lawyers identified as Nelson and Lugard Tare-Otu who represented Warmate in court, they shared on Twitter that, the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory has found Elisha Abbo responsible and has ordered him to pay 50 million Naira to the woman.
This judgement is said to come after Osimibibra Warmate initiated a civil claim for damages.
BREAKING NEWS: The FCT High Court has entered judgment against the Senator in Sex toy shop video that went viral.
50million is awarded in favour. Victory at last for the lady that was brutally assaulted.
REF: Suit No. FHC: CV/2393/19 – Osimibibra Warmate v Senator Elisha Abbo
— Kelechi Anwu (@kellyemax) September 28, 2020
Remember that video of a Nigerian Senator slapping/assaulting a young lady at a shop? Well justice was served today with the Court slamming the sum of N50M against the Senator. I am delighted to have represented that young lady in this suit. We say no more to oppression! https://t.co/zM9zQlEcH7
— Nelson! (@nellymacaroni) September 28, 2020