A High Court in Abuja has ordered Senator Elisha Abbo to pay the sum of N50 million in a civil suit between Ms. Warmate v. Senator Elisha Abbo, for an assault on Ms. Warmate in a sex shop last year.
This was confirmed on social media by the legal team that filed the suit against the senator. The judgment was handed by Justice Bature on Monday.
I was a leading member of the team, with @nellymacaroni which filed the Court papers in a civil suit between Ms. Warmate v. Senator Elisha Abbo, for the assault of Ms. Warmate at an adult shop in Abuja. Excited to announce, Court slammed damages of N50m against Senator Abbo today
— Lugard Tare-Otu (@Lugard_Tareotu) September 28, 2020
Last month, a court in the FCT dismissed a case against the Senator filed by the Nigerian Police, citing lack of diligent prosecution by the police.
Premium Times reported that the Magistrate, Abdullahi Ilelah, said that despite the CCTV evidence of the assault, the police failed to prove that the Senator assaulted Ms. Warmate.
The judgment today, which was a civil suit, however, ordered the Senator to pay N50 million to Ms. Warmate.
The FCT High Court in a civil case against Senator Ishaku Elisha Abbo, awarded 50 Million Naira in favour of the lady he assaulted in a sex toy shop in Abuja.
A good day for the justice system. pic.twitter.com/t3iWEvYg1h
— Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi (@AyodejiOsowobi) September 28, 2020