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Assault of nursing mother: IGP orders arrest of Sen. Abbo

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…Atiku urges senator to heed police call

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, on Wednesday ordered the arrest of the senator who assaulted a woman in a sex-toy shop in Abuja.
Reacting to this, Senator Elisha Abbo claimed the video was distorted, saying that the incident happened on May 11, 2019, nearly three months after he became Senator-elect.
But PM news is reporting that IG Adamu gave the order due to the outrage generated from the viral video which showed how Elisha Abbo repeatedly assaulted the lady.
The report says that an investigative team has been set up by the Police Force to investigate the senator and his orderly in the force headquaters in Abuja.
The news of the attack went viral after a video recorded by the Close Circuit Television (CCTV), installed in the shop was shared on the social media, an act which is said to have embarrassed the police authorities.

meanwhile former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has bared his mind on the viral video, where a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Sen. Elisha Abbo, was seen assaulting a woman.

Describing the video as “sad” and “inexcusable”, Atiku, who was the standard-bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, at the last presidential election, the party which the senator represents in the senator, called on the PDP to take “necessary disciplinary action” on the senator.

Recall that Abbo, 41, senator representing Adamawa North senatorial district (PDP), was caught on camera physically assaulting a woman at an adult sex toy shop in Abuja.

Abbo, in the video, descended on the woman with rounds of slaps after she pleaded with him not to physically assault the shop owner whom the senator had accused of insulting him.

Atiku, who stated that he knows the senator “quite well”, advised him to report himself to the police, and stressed that all must be done by the Nigerian Police to ensure that the law takes its course on the issue.

His words: I have seen the alleged assault video involving Sen. Elisha Abbo. The video is sad, inexcusable.

“I know the Senator quite well. But the law is clear and leaders must lead by example.

“‪‪I advise him to publicly apologize, voluntarily go to the police and show a good example excted of a young leader.

“I also call on our party, the PDP to take necessary disciplinary action and the Nigerian Police to ensure the law takes its full course,” the former Vice President said on Twitter.

Meanwhile, activists, rights groups, personalities within and outside Nigeria have been reacting to the alleged assault by the senator with calls that he is not fit to be in the Senate going by his action and must be prosecuted for his action.

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