The Nigerian Police Force on Monday arraigned Senator Elisha Abbo, the lawmaker representing Adamawa North senatorial district, before Zuba Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, for allegedly assaulting a woman.
Senator Abbo was filmed slapping a nursing woman, only identified as Barbra, at a sex toy shop located in Abuja in May.
Bala Ciroma, Commissioner of Police, Federal Capital Territory Police Command, confirmed that the lawmaker had been taken to court.
“They (police officers) have taken him to the Zuba Magistrate court for arraignment. They are on their way now,” Ciroma told the Punch.
It was learnt that apart from the now-viral CCTV video, the acceptance of the assault by Senator Abbo at a press conference last week would be used as evidence against him in court.
The FCT Police Command had interrogated the lawmaker last Thursday and subsequently detained him for 24 hours.