The absence of Senator Elisha Abbo who allegedly assaulted a woman at a sex store in Abuja, on Tuesday stalled his trial in Zuba Chief Magistrates’ Court, Abuja.
The police prosecution counsel, James Idachaba, at the commencement of the hearing told the court that the defendant was not in court.
Idachaba, while speaking at the court stated that he was ready to open his case against the Senator and all his witnesses were in court.
However, Mr Adegbite Adeniyi, counsel to Abbo, told the court that his client was sick.
“My Lord my client is suffering from Acute Febrile (a medical term used to describe a sudden fever or elevation in body temperature)”, he said.
Adeniyi, who presented a medical report to the court, added that Abbo was on admission at a hospital in Yola, Adamawa State.
He, however, told the court that his client’s surety was in court. He explained that the prosecution served him with the proof of evidence in the morning in court.
He called on the court to grant him an adjournment to put his house in other, a request which was not opposed by the police counsel.
The Magistrate, Abdullahi Ilelah adjourned the case until Sept. 24 for hearing.