By Yomi Gbeleyi
A serving senator and Nigeria youngest senator, Elisha abbo representing adamawa north senatorial district has been caught on camera physically assaulting an unarmed lady in a sex toy shop.
The incident which took place on the 11th of May 2019 prior to been sworn in as a senator, Mr. Elisha was seen slapping a lady who is the friend of the shop owner. While Mr. Abbo was slapping the lady repeatedly, a mobile police man was seen standing and rather than rescuing the woman, he made an attempt to arrest the victim.
According to the story gotten from premium times, the senator entered the shop in the company of three ladies at around 6pm. While in the shop, one of the ladies threw up several times thereby messing up the shop. The shop owner in her reaction chastised the lady and told her she should have gone outside since she wasn’t a kid.
The comments of the shop owner, infuriated Mr. Abbo who accused the shop owner of poisoning her air-condition. In her reply, the shop owner told Mr. Abbo that if truly the AC was poisoned, it would have affected everyone and not the lady alone.
The comments further provoked the then senator- elect which resulted in the exchange of words between the shop owner and Mr. Abbo. In the 10mins video exclusively obtained by premium times, Mr. Abbo was seen sitting on a generator at the entrance of the shop making calls. Not too long afterwards, a mobile policeman entered and Mr. Elisha was seen explaining to the policeman in Hausa that the woman insulted him calling him a drunkard and all sorts.
However, later in the video footage, Mr. Abbo, 41, said the police officer should take away the shop owner away, who quickly called her father to inform him that Mr. Abbo had called the police over the matter and she was about to be taken away.
Mr Abbo asked the shop owner to end the call because he was talking to her, but the woman refused to his request. Also in the video, another man was seen coming from behind the police officer to snatch the shop owner’s phone from her.
Next, the shop owner’s friend who had been standing nearby tried to intervene by pleading with the second man to take things easy.
‘‘oga pls take it easy it now”, she said
Mr abbo swiftly descended on her saying she is very stupid and slapping he repeatedly. The senator demanded that the two women be locked up and that he would have done more harm if not for their friendship.
It was learnt that the woman later went to the hospital to treat her eyes for inflammatory and other injuries which mr Elisha didn’t bear.
According to premium times, mr abbo has been contacted for comments but has not responded. Also the Abuja police commissioner, Bala Ciroma, told online newspaper the matter had not been escalated to him as of Tuesday morning, but said he would like to receive the victim at his office urgently to explore a resolution of the case.