A magistrate court in Zuba, federal capital territory (FCT), has surprisingly dismissed a case of assault instituted against Elisha Abbo, senator representing Adamawa north.
Abbo was arraigned on a one-count charge by the police for allegedly assaulting Osimibibra Warmate, a woman, at sex toy shop in Abuja. He was seen on a video that went viral assaulting the woman.
Despite the video evidence, Abdullahi Ilelah, the magistrate, upheld the no-case submission filed by the lawmaker.
Notwithstanding the testimonies of Warmate and Mary Daniel, a police officer who investigated the case, the magistrate said the evidence and exhibits tendered do not establish that the senator assaulted the complainant at sex toy shop.
He held, “The evidence and exhibits tendered do not disclose a prima facie case of the alleged crime of criminal force and assault against the defendant (Abbo).
“The prosecution’s case centred on the oral evidence of PW1 (Warmate) and the two discs containing CCTV footage of the incident and alleged video clip of an apology from the defendant (Abbo).”