Prominent Nigerians including human rights lawyer, Festus Keyamo, and aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, Lauretta Onochie, has called for the immediate arrest of Elisha Abbo, a serving senator who assaulted a nursing mother in Abuja.
Premium Times had on Tuesday published the video of the lawmaker hitting the woman at an adult shop in the Wuse area of Abuja.
The senator representing Adamawa north district was said to have committed the crime on May 11, a month before Abbo, the youngest Nigerian senator, was sworn in.
See reactions below:
The case of Senator Elisha Abbo is very straightforward: the Police MUST IMMEDIATELY take three steps: 1. Arrest him (no formal complaint is needed with the evidence on tape) 2. Obtain his statement (if he’s willing to make one) and that of the victim 3. Arraign him in court.
— Festus Keyamo, SAN (@fkeyamo) July 2, 2019
Serving Nigerian Senator Elisha Abbo assaults a female staff in an Adult toy shop with a Police officer watching.
— Lauretta Onochie (@Laurestar) July 2, 2019
I just watched the video of Senator Elisha Abbo beating up a shop attendant. That Senator has the capacity for murder. He is a threat to humanity. His fellow senators must condemn that barbarian act, the ones that aren’t Barbarians themselves. He should be made to pay for that!
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) July 2, 2019
Name: Elisha Abbo
Daytime Job: Nigerian Lawmaker representing Adamawa North Senatorial District, under the platform of @OfficialPDPNig
Hobby; Visiting Sex Shops.
Achievement: Youngest Nigerian Senator.
— Kayode Ogundamisi (@ogundamisi) July 2, 2019
This dastardly act by #SenatorElishaAbbo who was supposed to protect a woman must be condemned. We can’t have animals in human clothing in our national assembly. My major concern is that,why this was going on his security orderlies looked away.
— Ogbuefi Okafor🇳🇬 (@MistaChika) July 3, 2019
Highest, @PoliceNG would invite him for some talks, show you on media then release him on bail. Or go to court then the court grant him bail. What other thing is happening? #SenatorElishaAbbo even rape culprit is moving freely in this country #Coza
— EL-JEEZ (@ukatcher) July 3, 2019