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Appeal Court Sacks Senator Abbo




The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, has voided the election of the lawmaker representing Adamawa North Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Ishaku Abbo.

The court canceled Senator Abbo’s election on Monday afternoon, October 16, 2023.

Senator Abbo, of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), had his election voided in favour of the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Amos Yohanna.

Recall that Senator Abbo was caught up in a controversy when he slapped a nursing mother repeatedly at a sex toy shop in Abuja on May 11, 2019.

He was said to have entered the shop around 6pm, with three young women to purchase adult toys.

It was widely reported that “shortly after they began shopping for the toys, one of the three girls started throwing up. She vomited multiple times, prompting the shop owner to remark that the woman should have vomited outside and not inside her shop.

“Abbo, who was said to be agitated by the sudden illness of the girl, was said to have accused the shop owner of poisoning the store’s air conditioner.

“The shop owner’s argument that if the air conditioner had been contaminated others in the shop would have also taken ill was said to have angered Abbo, and the two began exchanging words over the matter.

“The senator was said to have called a policeman who he then ordered to arrest the shop owner.

“The shop owner quickly called her father to inform him that Abbo had called police over the matter and that she was about to be taken away.

“The shop owner’s friend who had been standing nearby tried to intervene by pleading with the second man to take things easy but was slapped repeatedly by the lawmaker.”

Though Abbo apologized over the incident, a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on September 28, 2020 ordered him to pay N50 million to the victim, Osimibibra Warmate, for assault.

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