The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday received the report on Senator Elisha Abbo’s alleged assault on a nursing mother at a sex toy shop in Abuja.
The report was submitted at Tuesday’s plenary of the lawmakers by the Senate’s ad-hoc committee, led by Senator Sam Egwu (PDP, Ebonyi North).
The committee was on July 3, 2019, set up to investigate the alleged assault after the lawmaker was seen in a video clip that circulated widely online, assaulting the nursing mother.
The assault was said to have taken place on May 11, 2019, a month before Abbo (PDP, Adamawa North) was sworn into the 9th Senate.
The Senate has however not revealed details of the report, or what action, if any will be taken against Abbo.
Ezrel Tabiowo, special assistant (press), to the president of the senate, who revealed the submission of Abbo’s report in a statement, added that 10 bills also scaled first reading during the day’s plenary.
The bills are: Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection Act (Repeal and Reenactment) Bill, 2011, sponsored by Sen. Ajayi Boroffice (APC, Ondo North); Federal University Gusau Bill, 2019, sponsored by Sen. Sahabi Alhaji Ya’u (PDP, Zamfara North); Federal University of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Abeokuta Ogun State Bill, 2019, sponsored by Sen. Ibikunle Amosun (APC, Ogun Central); NDDC Act (Amendment) Bill, 2019, by Sen. Barinada Mpigi (PDP, Rivers South-East); and Terrorism Prevention and Prohibition Bill, 2019, by Sen. Istifanus Gyang (Plateau North).
Others are Nigeria Metallurgical Industry Bill, 2019, sponsored by Sen. Theodore Orji (PDP, Abia Central); Federal Polytechnic Orogun Delta State Bill, 2019, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege (APC, Delta Central); Dormant Account Funds Management Bill, 2019, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege (APC, Delta Central); Social Assistance Bill, 2019, by Sen. Chimaroke Nnamani (APC, Enugu East); Federal Polytechnic Silame, Sokoto State Bill, 2019, by Sen. Aliyu Wamakko (APC, Sokoto North).