Saturday, July 6, 2019

Women group fume over Senator Abbo’s alleged assault of lady in Abuja

Women in Management, Business and Public Service, WIMBIZ, has deplored and condemned the actions displayed in the online viral video showing Senator Elisha Abbo, representing Adamawa North repeatedly verbally and physically assaulting a lady at a sex toy shop in Abuja.

Senator Abbo was caught on camera slapping the young lady multiple times for taking sides with the sex toy salesperson who, he claims, verbally abused him in the shop on May 11, 2019.

In a statement made available to WW, WIMBIZ pointed that the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria do not support the untoward behavior and neither should it be tolerated from anyone, especially from people who occupy sensitive, national leadership positions representing our country in legislative capacities and therefore are held to higher standards of accountability.

“We note and applaud the actions of the different media platforms which brought this incident of abuse of power to the notice of the public. Having received reports of police involvement to properly investigate this incident, we urge that the rule of law should be followed to the letter in the dispensing of justice in this matter.

“We also encourage the Police Force and the relevant regulating committee within the Senate of the

Federal Republic of Nigeria to treat matters and issues like this with utmost sensitivity, precision and expediency in order to deter those who flagrantly flout the laws of our beloved nation, Nigeria.