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Atiku Breaks Silence On Senator Elisha Abbo’s Assault Video




The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party in the 2019 Presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, says he knows Senator Elisha Abbo, who assaulted a woman in a sex toy shop, but the law must take its cause.

Naija News reports that the former Vice-President made this known in a terse statement on the micro-blogging site, Twitter, on Wednesday, July 3.

This online news platform had reported earlier that Abbo, Nigeria’s youngest senator, was caught hitting the woman after she begged him not to assault the shopowner whom the lawmaker accused of insulting him.

It was learned that the assault occurred on May 11 a month before Abbo was sworn in on June 11 as a senator of the 9th Nigerian Senate on the platform of the PDP, Nigeria’s main opposition party.

The assault was reported on May 14 at the Maitama Area Command Headquarters on Nile Street, but the police told the victim to go look for the Senator’s telephone number or they would not be able to do anything about it.

Reacting to the incident, the Wazirin Adamawa said he knows Abbo quite well but that the law is clear and that leaders must lead by example.

In the statement, Abubakar advised his party to take disciplinary action against Senator Abbo, and also called the Adamawa North lawmaker to apologise publicly and submit himself to the police.

His words: “I have seen the alleged assault video involving Sen. Elisha Abbo. The video is sad, inexcusable. I know the Senator quite well. But the law is clear and leaders must lead by example.

“‪‪I advise him to publicly apologize, voluntarily go to the police and show a good example expected of a young leader. I also call on our party, the PDP to take necessary disciplinary action and the Nigerian Police to ensure the law takes its full course,” he added.

Source: Naija News