A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) high court has asked Senator Elisha Abbo to pay N50 million as compensation to Osimibibra Warmate for assaulting her in a sex toy store in Abuja.
In 2019, a video went viral showing Elisha Ishaku Abbo savagely attacking Osimibibra Warmate during a misunderstanding.
There was even more outrage in July 2020 when a court dismissed charges against Abbo. The magistrate ruled that the evidence and exhibits tendered to the court did not prove the criminal charges against the lawmaker, despite a video recording showing the assault and an apology from the senator admitting his wrong.
Weeks after the magistrate court found the senator not guilty of criminal assault, the FCT High Court found Senator Elisha Abbo liable for his assault on Osimibibra Warmate. The court has ordered him to pay 50 million Naira.
The judgement comes after Osimibibra Warmate initiated a civil claim for damages.
Lugard Tare-Otu and Nelson who identified themselves as Warmate’s lawyers confirmed the court’s verdict on Twitter.
”Remember that video of a Nigerian senator slapping/assaulting a young lady at a shop? Well justice was served today with the court slamming the sum of N50M against the Senator. I am delighted to have represented that young lady in this suit. We say no more to oppression,” Nelson said.