The Nigerian Senate and the police have both been urged to ensure that justice is served to Senator Elisha Abbo for attacking a nursing mother at an adult toy shop in Abuja earlier this year.
The call was made by the Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ) which condemned Abbo’s actions after he was exposed when a viral video of him beating up the lady surfaced online.
In a statement signed by Elsie Akpabio, WIMBIZ, which charged the Senate and the police to ensure the matter was treated with utmost sensitivity said Senator Abbo’s action should not be tolerated by anyone, especially from people who occupy sensitive, national leadership positions.
The group said; “Having received the reports of police involvement to properly investigate this incident, we urge that the rule of law be followed to the letter in the dispensing of justice in this matter.
“We also encourage the police and the relevant regulating committee within the Senate to treat matters like this with utmost sensitivity, precision and expediency in order to deter those who flagrantly flout the laws of our beloved nation.”
The comments by WIMBIZ comes after Senator Abbo was granted bail in the sum of N5 million by the Zuba Magistrate Court, Abuja.
This came after the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) police arraigned him before the court presided over by Senior Magistrate Abdullahi Ilellah on Monday.
The magistrate after granting the senator bail adjourned the matter to July 22 for hearing.