Police Arrest, Detain Senator Abbo Over Assault

Senator Caught On Camera Assaulting Nursing Mother Weeps, Apologises

Senator Elisha Abbo

The Nigeria Police Force on Thursday arrested embattled Senator Elisha Abbo (PDP-Adamawa-North) for assaulting a nursing mother at an adult toy shop in Abuja.

Concise News gathered that Abbo, who went to the Federal Capital Territory Police Command in response to the police summons, was taken into custody as part of investigations into the incident.

The FCT Police Commissioner, Bala Ciroma, confirmed to reporters that Abbo was questioned and taken into custody.

Asked if the suspect would be granted bail before nightfall, the CP said, “We have questioned him and he is in our custody, but I can’t say if he would be released today (Thursday). It depends on the extent of our investigations; it depends on our discretion and how far we have gone with the investigation.”

Ciroma also explained that the assault victim had been questioned by detectives.

It could not be ascertained whether the Peoples Democratic Party lawmaker representing Adamawa North Senatorial District, was released after the interrogation.

Following the outrage over a trending video of the young lawmaker assaulting his victim, the IG had directed the CP to carry out an investigation into the incident.

The IG also asked Ciroma to undertake a forensic investigation of the footage which showed Abbo repeatedly slapping his victim over what appeared to be a minor disagreement while a police officer looked on.

The probe was also expected to unravel why the policeman who was at the scene failed to prevent the assault on the nursing mother.

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Olugbenga Ige is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan. Gbenga is an experienced reporter at Concise News, a new media enthusiast, and fine-grained media influencer.

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