Elisha Abbo, a lawmaker representing Adamawa North Senatorial in the National Assembly, was ordered by the Federal Capital Territory High Court to pay N50m as compensation to Osimibibra Warmate for assaulting her at a sex toy store in Abuja.
In July 2020, the Senator was found not guilty of sexual attack by the Zuba Magistrate Court.
Elisha Abbo, Senator
However, Warmate continued to file before the FCT High Court a simple human rights suit labelled CV/2393/19.
The judge found Abbo guilty while delivering a verdict on Monday and ordered him to pay the sum to the young lady.
With @nellymacaroni, who filed court papers in a civil suit between Ms Warmate and Senator Elisha Abbo for the attack of Ms Warmate at an adult shop in Abuja, I was a leading member of the squad. Eager to announce that the court today slammed N50 m damages against Senator Abbo, said Lugard Tare-Otu, the victim’s counsel.
Tropics Nigeria recalled that the incident of May 11 took place barely three months after Abbo was elected Senator and a month before he was sworn in on June 11.