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Senator Elisha Abbo, representing Adamawa North district, has apologised after being caught on camera assaulting a woman.

Senator Abbo

Elisha Abbo, 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. He said the shopowner called him a drunk. PREMIUM TIMES exclusively obtained the video of the assault, which occurred on May 11 — nearly three months after Mr Abbo became a senator-elect and a month before he was sworn-in on June 11.

After his party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), released a statement condemning his actions, and the Senate began an investigation into the assault, the senator this evening held a press conference apologising. He’s not known for being violent, he said in the press conference. He asked that Nigerians forgive him.

By: Dammy Eneli

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