Court fines Sen. Abbo N50m for assault
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A federal capital territory (FCT) high court has ordered Elisha Abbo, senator representing Adamawa north, to pay N50 million as compensation to Osimi Bibra Warmate for assaulting her.
In 2019, 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.
Despite a video evidence of the incident, Abdullahi Ilelah, the magistrate, upheld the no-case submission filed by the lawmaker and dismissed the case.
However, Warmate proceeded to file a fundamental rights suit before the FCT high court.
Delivering judgment on Monday, the judge found Abbo guilty and ordered him to pay N50 million to the complainant