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Despite admitting to have physically assaulted a lady, Senator Abbo pleaded not guilty to the crime in court. He was granted N5million bail

Senator Elisha Abbo, the lawmaker representing Adamawa North Senatorial District

Senator Elisha Abbo, the lawmaker representing Adamawa North Senatorial District, who was caught in a leaked video physically assaulting a lady at an adult toy shop in Abuja has been granted bail in the sum of N5million and sureties with verifiable addresses within the Federal Capital Territory.

Naija Buzz News had few days ago reported that the senator admitted to have committed the act and begged for forgiveness in tears.

We also published a video showing the senator in a press conference admitting to the crime and begging for forgiveness.

Despite publicly admitting to physically assaulting the lady identified as, Bibra, the senator pleaded not guilty in court today.

He was arraigned at the Zuba Magistrates Court in Abuja by the police after establishing a prima facie case against him.

The video footage from the CCTV in the adult shop which was leaked by Premium Times shows that he physically assaulted the lady. The senator also admitted to the crime during a press conference where he begged for forgiveness.

Despite these evidences, the lawmaker pleaded not guilty to the one-count of assault charge against him. He was consequently granted bail by Senior Magistrate Abdullahi Ilellah.

Naija Buzz News had reported that following the development, his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), summouned him, and the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria set up an ad-hoc committee to investigate the case.

The case was adjourned to July 22.

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