A High Court sitting in the Federal Capital Territory on Monday, awarded up to N50 million in liability against Senator Elisha Abbo.
The suit is titled; “Osimibibra Warmate v Senator Elisha Abbo” with reference number REF: Suit No. FHC: CV/2393/19.
Senator Abbo was ordered by the court to pay N50 million to Osimibibra Warmate, the woman he assaulted on camera in March 2019.
The civil judgement came weeks after a Magistrate Court in Zuba, Abuja acquitted the Adamawa-North lawmaker of assault instituted against him by the police.
Abbo was filmed assaulting a woman Osimibibra Warmate at an adult toy shop on May 11, 2019.
I'm posting this video to trigger y'all afresh.
Watch Senator Elisha Abbo beat up a lady.
Watch it knowing that the court has dismissed the case. In other words, no justice. pic.twitter.com/ZVgArGDrkz
— QueenEsther Iroanusi (@QueenExtha) July 31, 2020
Magistrate Abdullahi Ilelah who upheld a no-case submission filed by Abbo said the police failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the lawmaker assaulted Warmate, a copy of the judgment said.
Warmate and a police officer Mary Daniel, who investigated the matter, had testified against Abbo.