The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Maitama, Abuja, has ordered senator Elisha Abbo to pay N50m damages to a female sex-toy shop attendant, Osimibibra Warmate, whom he assaulted.
Justice Samira Bature gave the ruling on Monday in her judgment on the fundamental rights enforcement suit instituted by Warmate against the senator, representing Adamawa North, Elisha Abbo.
The said amount is to be paid to the lady victim as compensation .
The video clip of the alleged assault of the woman by the senator had gone viral on the internet.
Following public outcry, the police had in 2019 charged Senator Abbo before a magistrate court in Zuba, Abuja with one count of assaulting Warmate at a sex-toy shop in Abuja.
However, the case was dismissed by presiding magistrate, Abdullahi Ilelah, upholding the no-case submission filed by Abbo.
But Warmate, through her legal team including Esosa Omo-Usoh and Nelson Onuoha, slammed a fundamental rights enforcement suit on the senator.
Justice Bature upheld the plaintiff’s case in a judgment on Monday and ordered Abbo to pay N50m to the applicant.