Sex Toy Shop Saga: Abbo Ordered To Pay Woman N50 Million

2023-08-30 18:16:11

Naija News

Nigeria's Senator Elisha Abbo (Adamawa North) has been ordered to pay N50 million damages for assaulting a woman, Osimibibra Warmate in a sex toy shop in Abuja on May 11, 2019.

Recall, Abbo took the case to the Appeal Court after Justice Samira Bature of a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) first gave the judgment on September 29, 2020.

The appellate court, led by Justice Jamilu Tukur of a three-member panel, however, dismissed Abbo's appeal which he filed against the judgment.

The Court of Appeal in Abuja in the judgment delivered on Tuesday, rejected Abbo's argument that Ms Warmate's claim that he slapped her, pulled her hair and dragged her out of the shop did not amount to rights violation, but a case of simple assault.

While describing Abbo's conduct as "sufficiently outrageous," the court resolved all five issues, identified for determination, against the lawmaker and further awarded N500,000 cost against him and in favour of Warmate.

Justices Tukur, James Abundaga and Danlami Senchi (who were on the panel) were unanimous in their decision.

Justice Senchi said, "The decision of the trial court in the award of N50m against the appellant and in favour of the respondent was proper."

2023-08-30 News