High Court fines Senator Abbo N50m for assault


A High Court sitting at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has fined Elisha Abbo, lawmaker representing Adamawa North at the Red Chambers N50 million for assaulting Osimibibra Warmate.

Recall that the police arraigned Abbo before a Magistrate Court in Zuba, on a one-count charge for assaulting Warmate at a sex-toy shop in Abuja.

Magistrate Abdullahi Ilelah, however, upheld a no-case submission filed by the lawmaker and dismissed the case despite video evidence and apology by Abbo.

Nothing has also been heard from the Senate panel set up on the matter.

Warmate, meanwhile, proceeded to file a fundamental rights suit marked CV/2393/19 before the FCT High Court.

Delivering judgment on Monday, the judge found Abbo guilty and ordered him to pay N50 million to the complainant as compensation.


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