President Muhammadu Buhari's aide on social media, Lauretta Onochie has waded into the viral video showing the lawmaker representing Adamawa North senatorial district in the Senate, Elisha Abbo physically assaulting a woman at an adult sex-toy shop in Abuja.
Abbo in the viral video on Tuesday was seen descending on the woman after she pleaded with him not to physically assault the shopowner.
The lawmaker had accused the shopowner of a sex toy shop of insulting him in form of calling him a drunk.
It was gathered that the Senator has not been arrested despite the case being reported to the police station in Abuja.
Onochie, reacting on her official Twitter page, called for the arrest and persecution of Senator Abbo.
According to her, "Serving Nigerian Senator Elisha Abbo assaults a female staff in an Adult toy shop with a Police officer watching.
"What I don't understand is why Nigerians are calling on him to step down.
"How does stepping down help? We should be calling on the Nigeria police to arrest and prosecute him."
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Senator Elisha Abbo’s wife declares him innocent . . Yesterday we reported how PremiumTimes released a CCTV (FULL VIDEO ON OUR IGTV) of Senator Elisha Abbo, who is Nigeria’s youngest senator, physically assaulting a nursing mother at an adult toy shop in Abuja. . . The senator representing Adamawa North Senatorial District, descended on the woman after she pleaded with him not to physically assault the shopowner whom the senator had accused of insulting him. . . In the video, he had accused the shopowner of calling him a drunk. According to PT, the assault was reported on May 14, 2019, at the Maitama Area Command Headquarters on Nile Street, but the police have failed to act. . . The senator had walked in with three young women to purchase adult toys, but shortly after they began shopping, one of the three girls started throwing up. . . She vomited multiple times, prompting the shopowner to remark that the woman should have vomited outside and not inside her shop. . . Mr Abbo, who was said to be agitated by the sudden illness of one of his girls, was said to have accused the shopowner of poisoning the store’s airconditioner. . . The shopowner’s argument that if the airconditioner had been contaminated others in the shop would have also taken ill, further angered him, and the two began exchanging words over the matter. . . The senator later told a police officer to arrest the shop owner, prompting her to quickly call her father to inform him about the situation. . . Mr Abbo then asked the shopowner to stop the call because he was talking to her, a demand she refused to accede to. Next, the shopowner’s friend pleaded that they should take things easy. . . But he swiftly started slapping her repeatedly. The victim and her lawyer later reported the matter to the police who have failed to take any action. However, his wife has said he is innocent. 📹: PremiumTimes