FCT Cops Command Welcomes senator, victimSenate establishes 7-member advertisement hoc c’ ttee to probe senatorReps condemn attack Let the law take its course– AtikuPDP summons himArrest, charge Abbo, Keyamo advises PoliceAbbo should have to be in jail– Dabiri-Erewa.
By Henry Umoru, Kingsley Omonobi, Dirisu Yakubu, Gabriel Ewepu, Luminous Jannamike & Henry Ojelu,.
Following the regulation by Inspector General of Cops, IGP Mohammed Adamu, the Cops in Abuja has actually started an examination into the general public attack of a lady who was beaten practically to pulp by Senator Elisha Abbo.
Senator Elisha Abbo.
Subsequently, the Commissioner of Cops FCT, Bala Ciroma, has actually gotten in touch with both Abbo and the woman (victim), in addition to the cops organized to report at the command head office for examination.
The Senate likewise, the other day, established a seven-member ad-hoc committee to examine the claims versus the senator and report back at plenary in 2 weeks, simply as Senator Abbo wept at the secretariat of Peoples Democratic Celebration, PDP, the other day, apologising to Nigerians for his misbehaviour.
Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, who divulged this while dealing with a group of protesters at Force Head office, guaranteed that justice would not just be carried out in the matter however would be seen to have actually been done.
He kept in mind that the cops, under the management of IGP Adamu, would not sit by and enjoy or excuse the molestation of any Nigerian.
Group petitions IGP.
A group, Worried Nigerians Motion, led by Deji Adeyanju, Adebayo Raphael, Ariyo Dare Atoye, Bukky Shonibare and Moses Paul, had actually stormed the Force Head office with a petition on attack versus the senator, who was declared to have actually battered the female in a sex toy store in Abuja, and asked that he and his cops organized be jailed.
The petition resolved to the IGP read: “We wish to draw your attention to the physical attack of a lady at a sex toy store in Abuja, by a freshly chosen senator of Peoples Democratic Celebration, PDP, Mr Elisha Abbo, representing Adamawa North senatorial district.
” According to a report by distinguished news medium, Premium Times, Senator Elisha Abbo was at a sex toy store in Abuja Might 11, 2019, at about 6pm, to buy some sex dabble 3 girls, among whom was stated to have actually thrown up numerous times, due to extreme usage of alcohol.
” However this, according to Premium Times, displeased the store owner; an unnamed woman, who grumbled bitterly about the defacement of her store as an outcome of the vomit.
” A CCTV video embedded in the report released by Premium Times on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, demonstrates how Senator Elisha Abbo, obviously furious by the store owner’s grievance and annoyance over the vomit of his female buddy, chose to apply his angst on an unarmed female buddy of the store owner who was likewise recorded by the CCTV video.
” Senator Abbo was recorded mauling the female as though he were a gung-ho soldier combating to the death in a ruthless war.”.
However Senator Abbo declared the occurrence happened in March and not Might as reported in the media and likewise rejected attacking the female.
Senate establishes 7-member probe panel.
Likewise, the Senate, the other day, established a seven-member ad-hoc committee, led by Senator Sam Egwu (PDP, Ebonyi North), to examine the claims versus Abbo and report back at plenary in 2 weeks.
Other members of the committee consist of Senators Oluremi Tinubu (APC, Lagos Central); Matthew Urhoghide (PDP, Edo South); Stella Oduah (PDP, Anambra North); Danladi Sankara (APC, Jigawa North-West); Sani Musa (Niger) and Daudu Haliru Jika (Bauchi Central).
Revealing the committee, Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, guaranteed that the Senate would be responsive and accountable, worrying that it would continue to stay the Senate of individuals.
Resolution of the Senate to establish the committee was a follow up to a point of order by Senator Uba Sani (APC, Kaduna Central).
Right After Senator Sani provided his case prior to remarks from other senators, the Senate president who inserted, stated: “Let me insert at this moment that whatever we saw stays an accusation and up until we examine and learn what occurred. Both celebrations will have an extremely reasonable hearing.”.
Associates condemn the supposed attack.
Responding in a comparable vein, your home of Representatives condemned the supposed attack, following a Matter of Opportunity by Beni Lar (APC-Plateau) at plenary, the other day.
Lar stated it was heartbreaking to see a woman being battered because way, including that a legislator ought to not be seen delighting in such an act.
According to her, “even if she is your partner, you are not expected to beat a woman like that in public or somewhere else and I contact your home to condemn the act in its totality.”.
In his judgment, Speaker of your home, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos), stated every right believing Nigerian ought to condemn such act.
” We condemn it in its totality and I think the Senate will handle the matter however if not, we will action in,” he stated.
Let the law take its course– Atiku.
Previous Vice President and governmental prospect of Peoples Democratic Celebration, PDP, in the 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar, asked the senator to apologise openly to the woman and Nigerians for his act.
Atiku stated in his twitter deal with: “The video is unfortunate, untenable. I understand the senator rather well. However the law is clear and leaders should lead by example.
” I recommended him to openly apologise. Willingly go to the cops and reveal a fine example of a young leader. I likewise contact our celebration, PDP, to take essential disciplinary action and the Cops to make sure the law takes its complete course.”.
PDP summons senator.
Responding to the attack, National Working Committee, NWC, of PDP summoned the senator to discuss himself on the claims.
PDP in a declaration by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, stated as an obedient and upstanding celebration, it “dislikes and totally condemn such act of lawlessness and callousness as shown in the video and will, for that reason, never ever excuse it.
” Our celebration is surprised that the safe victim of the unprovoked attack is stated to be a nursing mom, who should be secured.
” Though this is individual conduct of a private, which has no bearing with the culture of our celebration, the PDP, nevertheless, holds that no accountable individual will excuse such a mindset.
” In the light of this, the NWC has actually started an examination into the matter and summons Senator Elisha Abbo in line with the arrangements of the constitution of the PDP and standard procedure of our members.
CSOs threaten court action.
On the other hand, some Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, have actually threatened to take legal action against Abbo over the attack on the woman.
Speaking on the relocation to take legal action against Abbo, National Organizer, Country First Structure, Elidad Oniawa, stated the action of the senator was barbaric and injustice of the human rights of the victim.
He stated: “We are not delighted with this senator, we are currently talking with our legal representatives to begin a court procedure and we will make sure Abbo provided and penalized under the law.”.
Arrest, charge Abbo, Keyamo advises Cops.
Likewise responding through his twitter deal with, human rights attorney, Mr Festus Keyamo, SAN, gotten in touch with the cops to right away apprehend the senator.
Keyamo, who was likewise the spokesperson of Buhari Project Organisation in the last election, stated: “The case of Senator Elisha Abbo is really uncomplicated: the cops should right away take 3 actions: very first arrest him (no protest is required with the proof on tape). Second, get his declaration (if he wants to make one) which of the victim and 3rd, arraign him in court.”.
Abbo should have to be in jail– Dabiri-Erewa.
On her part, Chairperson/Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, tweeted that Abbo was worthy of to be in jail over attack on a safe sales worker.
” To believe that this PDP person was stated to have actually ‘beat’ among our a lot of appreciated female parliamentarians, Senator Binta Garba, the Senate should not safeguard him. He ought to be charged. The video suffices proof. He should have to be in jail,” Dabiri-Erewa tweeted.
Likewise check out: Senator captured on video camera attacking female at sex toy store.
Abbo weeps, apologises to Nigerians.
Nevertheless, in a moderate drama, the other day, Abbo wept at the nationwide secretariat of PDP, Abuja, where he apologised for his misbehavior.
The 41- year-old legislator who fought to manage his feelings, stated he was sorry for what occurred, including that no matter the justification, his action did not represent him as an excellent ambassador of the Senate, the PDP and the youths of Nigeria.
He stated: “It is with a deep sense of regret and duty that I, Senator Ishaku Abbo, exceptionally apologise to all Nigerians, the Senate, the Peoples Democratic Celebration, my household in addition to our moms– the Nigerian females.
” I personally apologise to Barbara (the woman he apparently attacked) and her household for my action, which has actually brought enormous pain to our body polity.
” l have actually never ever been understood or related to such actions in the past. No matter what taken place prior to my expression of anger, I am genuinely sorry and plead that all males and females of great conscience ought to have the heart to forgive me. To err is human, to forgive is magnificent.
” To the Church of God all over on the planet, I am sorry. As an ambassador of Christ, much is anticipated of me.
” My household and spiritual training do not offer approval to such conduct and for this, as a leader, I look for forgiveness prior to God and all those who feel upset by my action.
” Certainly, this episode has actually taught me an extremely terrific lesson, both as a civilian and a public officer, especially as a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria upon whom public self-confidence is reposed.”.