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Senator Abbo pleads not guilty to assault charges at Magistrate court


Senator Elisha Abbo

Nigeria Police Force Monday arraigned
Senator Elisha Abbo before a Magistrates’ Court in Zuba, Abuja.

The Police filed criminal charges against Abbo for assaulting a woman at an adult sex toy shop in Abuja.

The lawmaker, however, during the ruling pleaded not-guilty when the charge was read to him.

It was gathered that Police detectives had established a prima-facie case against the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmaker representing Adamawa North Senatorial District in the National Assembly.

Evidence from the video which showed Senator Abbo repeatedly hitting the woman on the face for her intervention in an argument between him and the shop attendant.

As at the time when the video went viral, the owner of the store was reportedly out of Abuja. Several controversies had already trailed the incident in a media trial spin off.

However, the admission by the senator in a press statement he issued last week was also part of the evidence against him.

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