Human rights organisation, Amnesty International, has called for the investigation of Senator Elisha Abbo for assaulting a woman in an Abuja sex shop.
Premium Times posted a video of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmaker from Adamawa state hitting the lady online on Tuesday.
Reacting in a tweet, Amnesty said video of the assault is available for the police to act on.
The organisation wrote, “Amnesty International is calling on Nigeria Police @PoliceNG
to investigate Senator Elisha Abbo (Adamawa North) for alleged assault on staff of an adult shop he patronizes in Abuja. Video of the senator assaulting women is widely available for police to act: #Nigeria @NGRSenate”
Mr Abbo, 41, reportedly visited the sex shop on May 11 with three women.
He accused the shop attendant of poisoning the air conditioner after one of the women he came with started vomiting apparently from having too much to drink.
The attendant refuted the senator’s claim saying that if the air conditioner were really poisoned, other people in the shop would be throwing up too.
Offended by that, Abbo calls in a police officer believed to be from Maitama Area Command and instructs him to arrest the attendant, claiming he had been insulted.
The attendant picks her phone and begins to speak with her father about the incident but Abbo, a member of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), quickly tells her to drop the call.
A friend of the attendant tries to intervene. “Oga, please take it easy now,” she said.
The senator immediately flared up and hit her severally on the face. The attendant’s friend was later forced out by the police officer on the order of Abbo.
The assaulted woman, said to be a nursing mother, was taken to a hospital the following day where she was treated for eye inflammation and other injuries inflicted on her by the lawmaker.
Abbo was said to have returned to the store to warn against releasing the footage of the incident.
Since the case was reported on May 14 at the Maitama Area Command Headquarters on Nile Street, the police have been reportedly negligent on the matter.