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.
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.
Ibrahim Kenneth Suleiman is the Chief Political Editor at Naija Buzz News Network. He is a graduate of political science from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Kaduna State. He specializes in preparing/approving of political news contents before publication. He currently heads Naija Buzz News team of political correspondents. From Nasarawa State, North-Central Nigeria, Ibrahim is a strong supporter of Manchester United Football Club England.