Senate institutes panel to probe Senator Elisha Abbo over assault


Senate on Wednesday plenary set up a bi-partisan ad-hoc Committee headed by a former governor of Ebonyi State, Sam Egwu, to probe the alleged assault on a lady at a sex toy shop in Abuja by Senator Elisha Abbo.
The embattled senator is a Peoples Democratic Party member representing Adamawa North Senatorial District. A video footage shown the Senator who allegedly slapped the saleswoman at a sex toy shop sometimes in May this year.
The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, constituted the panel following a point of order raised by the Senator representing Kaduna Central, Uba Sani.
The Senate Leader, Abdullahi Yahaya; Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe; and Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, supported Sani by condemning the alleged action of the Senator.
The President of the Senate confirmed that he had been inundated with calls from concerns Nigerians within and outside the country asking the Senate to explain what happened.
Lawan said it would be unfair on either the Senator or the assaulted lady if the Senate should pass a judgment immediately based on the viral video clip on the social media.
He therefore asked the ad-hoc committee to probe the issue critically by inviting both parties and submit its report within two weeks.
Other members of the panel are, Senators Oluremi Tinubu, Mathew Urhoghide, Stella Oduah, Dauda Aliu Jika, Sani Musa and Danladi Sankara.
Same on the matter, the Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Adamu has ordered for the immediate arrest of Senator Elisha Abbo (PDP, Adamawa North), for assaulting a sales rep in a sex toy shop in Abuja.
Legislative Digest gathered that investigations are currently ongoing at the Federal Capital Territory police by an investigative team set up by the Police Force headquarters in Abuja.
The Police say they are doing everything within their powers to restore dignity to the force, following the conduct of the police orderly attached to the senator.
Earlier, leader of the civil rights group, Concern Nigerians, Deji Adeyanju and Aisha Yesufu of the Bring Back Our Girls group, led a group of Nigerians to stage a peaceful protest at the Nigeria Police Force Headquarters in Abuja, demanding the arrest and prosecution of the youngest Nigerian senator.


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