Court to begin trial of Elisha Abbo August 20 over sex shop assault

Elisha Abbo

A Zuba Chief Magistrates’ Court Abuja has fixed August 20 for the trial of Senator Elisha Abbo who allegedly assaulted a nursing woman at a sex toy shop in Abuja.

Magistrate Abdullahi Ilelah gave the date for the commencement of trial on Monday.

The magistrate also ordered the prosecution counsel to supply the defendant’s counsel with all the materials he intends to rely on.

Mr Abbo was arraigned by the police on July 8 based on preliminary investigation.

The alleged offence bordering on criminal force and assault is contrary to section 263 and 264 of the penal code.

Abbo, who represents Adamawa North at the National Assembly, was docked on July 8 for allegedly assaulting a nursing mother, Warmate Osimibibra.

The police alleged that the senator committed the offence on May 11 at Pleasure Chest Shop FA 45 located at Bannex Plaza, Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse II Abuja.

The prosecuting counsel also alleged that Abbo slapped the complainant severally on her face and forcefully dragging her shirt without provocation.

The case was adjourned until August 20 for hearing.