Court awards N50m against senator Elisha Abbo for assaulting woman at sex-toy shop

A high court sitting at the federal capital territory (FCT) has ordered senator Elisha Abbo to pay N50 million as compensation to Osimibibra Warmate for assaulting her.

In 2019, the police arraigned the Adamawa North senator before a magistrate court in Zuba, on a one-count charge for assaulting Warmate at a sex-toy shop in Abuja.

Despite a video evidence of the incident, the magistrate, Abdullahi Ilelah, upheld the no-case submission filed by the lawmaker and dismissed the case.
However, Warmate proceeded to file a fundamental rights suit marked CV/2393/19 before the FCT high court.

Delivering judgment on Monday, the judge found Abbo guilty and ordered him to pay N50 million to the complainant.

Warmate and a police officer Mary Daniel, who investigated the matter, had testified against Abbo.

Lugard Tare-Otu and Nelson who identified themselves as Warmate’s lawyers confirmed the court’s verdict on Twitter.

”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,” Nelson said.

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