Court dismisses case against Senator Abbo for assaulting a woman at a s3x shop


A Magistrate Court in Zuba  Abuja has dismissed the case of assault filed against the lawmaker representing Adamawa North Elisha Abbo.

Senator Abbo, was seen assaulting a woman named Osimibibra Warmate in a viral video on May 11, 2019, which caused an intense protest in some quarters at the time.

Afterward, the Nigeria Police Force instituted a case of assault against him.

After the video went viral, the lawmaker, apologized to his victim in a televised press conference.

A Magistrate Court has now dismissed the suit for lack of diligent prosecution by the police.

The Magistrate, Abdullahi Ilelah, who upheld a no-case submission filed by Senator Abbo, said the police failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the lawmaker indeed assaulted Osimibibra Warmate.

This is despite a video recording showing the assault play out and another video showing him apologize to his victim.

At the trial, two witnesses testified against Senator Abbo and they are Warmate who was the nominal complainant and a police officer, ASP Mary Daniel, who investigated the matter.

In her testimony, Warmate said she had gone to visit a friend, Kemi at Pleasure Chest Sex Toy Shop, Banex Plaza, Wuse 2, Abuja on May 11, 2019, when the lawmaker walked in with three women.

She said one of the women that accompanied Abbo started vomiting and later fainted.

Warmate said when she left the shop, she received a frantic call from the owner of the shop asking her to come to her aid as the lawmaker had accused her of fouling the shop’s air conditioning system that caused one of his female companions to vomit and was threatening to get her arrested.

The victim said when she returned to the shop and was cleaning up the vomit, two men – one of them a policeman in uniform – barged into the shop and assaulted them on the orders of Senator Elisha Abbo.

The Senator representing Adamawa North Senatorial District was granted bail by a Senior Magistrate Abdullahi Ilellah on July 8, 2020,  in the sum of N5million and the sureties must have verifiable addresses within the Federal Capital Territory.