Nigeria’s youngest senator, Elisha Abbo was recently caught on camera assaulting a woman at a sex toy shop in Abuja.
According to Premium Times, the exchange which led to the assault incident occurred on May 11 after Mr Abbo, a member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), walked into the shop at about 6pm to purchase adult toys. It was learnt a lady he came with allegedly vomitted multiple times, prompting the shop owner to remark that she should have vomitted outside and not inside her shop, as she is not a child.
Senator Abbo who intervened, accused the shop owner of poisoning the store’s air conditioner which she denied. According to the shop owner, if the air conditioner had been contaminated others in the shop would have also taken ill. This led to a heated argument and exchange of words.
The shop owner was later seen at some point in the video, calling her father to inform him about the situation after the senator told a police officer who walked in to arrest her. The senator later told the lady to end the call and tried to collect her phone. The shop owner’s friend who was also present, intervened and asked the Senator and the armed officer to take it easy on the shop owner.
In the video obtained by Premium Times, Senator Abbo all of a sudden poured out his anger on the said friend. He slapped the lady repeatedly and asked the officer to take her away. The senator representing Adamawa North Senatorial District who claimed that the shop owner insulted him and called him drunk, even though they were friends, assaulted the other lady while the armed mobile police officer looked on and also made an attempt to arrest the victim.
Premium Times reported that the incident occurred, nearly three months after Mr Abbo became a senator-elect and a month before he was sworn-in on June 11. The assault incident was reported on May 14 at the Maitama Area Command Headquarters on Nile Street, and it was further learnt that the police told the victim to go look for Mr Abbo’s telephone number or they would not be able to do anything about it.