Senator Elisha Abbo was on Monday asked to pay an N50 million fine for an alleged assault against one Osimibibra Warmate by High Court sitting in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja.
This was revealed by one of Warmate’s counsel, Lugard Tare-Otu.
Newsie Events had earlier reported that a Magistrates’ Court sitting in Zuba, Abuja, had dismissed a sexual assault case filed against Elisha Abbo, the Senator representing Adamawa North Senatorial District.
It would be recalled that the CCTV footage had shown Abbo allegedly assaulting a nursing mother, Warmate, at a sex toy shop in Abuja, conduct which the senator later apologized for at a press conference.
However, on Monday, the civil court ordered him to pay the said sum as damages.
Confirming the court’s decision in a tweet were the lawyers who filed the case against the senator.
“I was a leading member of the team, with @nellymacaroni which filed the Court papers in a civil suit between Ms. Warmate v. Senator Elisha Abbo, for the assault of Ms. Warmate at an adult shop in Abuja. Excited to announce, Court slammed damages of N50m against Senator Abbo today,” Lugard Tare-Otu stated.
Mr. Nelson added: ”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.”
On his part, the former Chairman of the Nigerian Human Rights Commission and lawyer, Chidi Odinkalu stressed that the court order was a welcome development in the fight against injustice in the society.
“Liberated in compounded proceedings by the criminal courts, the civil courts have found Senator Elisha Abbo liable for his assault on that young lady. The courts have ordered him to pay N50m,” he tweeted.
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