Nigeria’s youngest Senator, Cliff Elisha Abbo representing Adamawa North Senatorial District at the National Assembly has been caught on camera physically assaulting a woman at an adult toy shop in Abuja.
Senator Cliff descended on the woman after she pleaded with him not to physically assault the shop owner whom the senator had accused of calling him drunk.
PREMIUM TIMES has published the video of the assault which occurred on May 11 – nearly three months after Mr. Abbo became a senator-elect and a month before he was sworn-in on June 11.
An armed mobile police officer is seen looking on as the Senators attacks the woman and instead, made attempt to arrest the victim.
The assault was reported on May 14 at the Maitama Area Command Headquarters on Nile Street, but the police told the victim to go look for Mr Abbo’s telephone number or they would not be able to do anything about it.
The victim of the assault and the storeowner declined comments for this story, saying they were afraid there could be a violent backlash from the senator. The victim’s lawyer also declined comment.
But witnesses and other sources familiar with the matter told jounalists their accounts of what happened.
They all declined to be identified, citing fears for their safety.