In 2019, the incident ignited the fury of Nigerians after a video went viral showing the assault been perpetrated by the senator in a s3x toy store in Abuja.
Elisha Ishaku Abbo savagely attacked Osimibibra Warmate during a misunderstanding at the shop.
There was even more outrage in July 2020 when a court dismissed charges against Abbo. The magistrate ruled that the evidence and exhibits tendered to the court did not prove the criminal charges against the lawmaker, despite a video recording showing the assault and an apology from the senator admitting his wrong.
Weeks after the magistrate court found the senator not guilty of criminal assault, the FCT High Court found Senator Elisha Abbo liable for his assault on Osimibibra Warmate. The court has ordered him to pay 50 million Naira.
The judgment comes after Osimibibra Warmate initiated a civil claim for damages.