CRIME

Sex Toy Shop Assault: Court Fines Senator Abbo N50m Damages

The senator representing Adamawa North Senatorial District, Elisha Abbo, has been fined N50m as compensation to be paid to a female attendant at a sex-toy shop, Osimibibra Warmate, whom he assaulted in 2019.

A Federal High Court sitting in Maitama, the Federal Capital Territory Abuja, gave the order on Monday.

The order was issued by Justice Samira Bature, in her judgment on the fundamental rights enforcement suit instituted by Warmate against the senator.

Recall that the video clip of the alleged assault of the woman by the senator had gone viral in 2019.

The police had charged the senator before a magistrate court in Zuba, Abuja with one count of assaulting Warmate at a sex-toy shop in Abuja.

But the presiding magistrate, Abdullahi Ilelah, had dismissed the case after upholding the no-case submission filed by the senator.

Warmate, through her legal team including Esosa Omo-Usoh and Nelson Onuoha, went on to sue Abbo in a fundamental rights enforcement suit filed before the FCT High Court and marked FCT/CV/2393/19.

Justice Bature upheld the plaintiff’s case in a judgment on Monday by ordering the senator to pay N50m to the applicant.

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