Outrage as Nigeria’s Youngest Senator Elisha Abbo Slaps Nursing Mother at Sex Toy Shop
A serving lawmaker, Senator Elisha Abbo, has attracted criticisms from a large section of Nigerians after being caught on video slapping a nursing mother repeatedly at a sex toy shop in Abuja.
Abbo, who defeated the respected Senator Binta Garba, to emerge as the winner of the Adamawa North senatorial district, was seen assaulting the woman in a video posted by Premium Times.
The assault, which reportedly occurred on May 11, 2019, was done in the presence of an armed policeman who rather than assist the victim, arrested her.
Abbo, who is the youngest senator in the country, had entered the shop around 6pm on May 11, a Saturday. The senator walked in with three young women to purchase adult toys.
But shortly after they began shopping for the toys, one of the three girls brought in by Mr Abbo started throwing up. She vomited multiple times, prompting the shop owner to remark that the woman should have vomited outside and not inside her shop, especially since she was not a child.
Abbo, who was said to be agitated by the sudden illness of one of his girls, was said to have accused the shop owner of poisoning the store’s air conditioner.
The shop owner’s argument that if the air conditioner had been contaminated others in the shop would have also taken ill was said to have angered Abbo, and the two began exchanging words over the matter.
The senator was said to have called a policeman who he then ordered to arrest the shop owner.
The shop owner quickly called her father to inform him that Abbo had called the police over the matter and that she was about to be taken away.
The shop owner’s friend who had been standing nearby tried to intervene by pleading with the second man to take things easy but was slapped repeatedly by the lawmaker.
Meanwhile, the video has sparked outrage on social media.
I’ve been saying we need to pay attention to who we let into the National Assembly. Now look: a sitting senator caught on camera assaulting a woman. These are our “leaders”.. our “lawmakers”. Shame on us. Elisha Abbo should face the full wrath of the law:https://t.co/6XeHJ48mJF
— Banky Wellington (@BankyW) July 2, 2019
Elisha Abbo is a fucking woman beater and shame on the police officer who stood by!!!!
— Yung denzL (@MI_Abaga) July 2, 2019
This is the face of the senatorial beast by the name of Elisha Abbo who physically assaulted a nursing mother for merely pleading with him to “take it easy.” This medieval idiot has no place in d Nigerian senate. The senate must suspend him, and his constituents should recall him pic.twitter.com/tDnEW1VF0R
— Farooq Kperogi, Ph.D (@farooqkperogi) July 2, 2019
The PDP could start off by suspending Senator Elisha Abbo representing Adamawa North Senatorial District, to demonstrate that they don’t condone assult and battery. The Senate can sanction him too.
— Dr. Dípò Awójídé (@OgbeniDipo) July 2, 2019
Senator Elisha Abbo is not above the law. Police @PoliceNG must investigate allegations against him. Victims of his assault must get justice. @MBuhari @ProfOsinbajo @NGRSenate @unwomenafrica @WRAPANG @stelladamasus @FakhuusHashim @obyezeks @FunkeBaruwa @buky @AishaYesufu pic.twitter.com/EHHhFCrewD
— Amnesty Int. Nigeria (@AmnestyNigeria) July 2, 2019
I just watched the video of Senator Elisha Abbo beating up a shop attendant. That Senator has the capacity for murder. He is a threat to humanity. His fellow senators must condemn that barbarian act, the ones that aren’t Barbarians themselves. He should be made to pay for that!
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) July 2, 2019
Shame on you Elisha Abbo, some senator representing adamawa north senatorial district..
Shame on you!!
Putting hands on anyone is NOT acceptable..
Shame on you..👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎
— Kate Henshaw (@HenshawKate) July 2, 2019
Elisha Abbo is a woman beater he should step-down!! The senatorial seat is to make laws and protect the citizens. We won’t allow any individual to use that seat to oppress its citizens especially women enough is enough!!!!😡😡😡😡😡
— prettycurls (@Piriye1) July 2, 2019
Elisha Abbo , an @OfficialPDPNig senator confirming to Nigerians our worst fear. These people are not any better than the monsters they oppose ! How many more Abbos are under that umbrella ? pic.twitter.com/vrqjqGxQxC
— OSHOMAh (@JohnNetworQ) July 2, 2019
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