TheNigerian news portal is a citizen’s online publishing and broadcasting platform combined with patriotic zeal to usher in positive narratives about the image of our country and it’s citizens. The portal was inaugurated in the united kingdom in 2016 and has consistently demonstrated fair, unbiased and transparent reportage of evolving developmental issues across the globe and particularly feeding its international audience in the accurate, facts-filled and truthful reports in and around the globe. As to remain as giants of both online publishing and broadcasting. TheNigerian news has recently launched "Television Nigerian" currently streaming in social media platforms as a web-TV

Court acquits Senator Elisha Abbo of assault

A Magistrate Court in Zuba, Abuja has acquitted Adamawa-North lawmaker Senator Elisha Abbo 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.

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 obtained by PUNCH on Friday said.

Warmate and a police officer Mary Daniel, who investigated the matter, had testified against Abbo.

Under cross-examination, Warmate admitted that she was not a nursing mother at the time of the incident as widely reported.

The prosecution team also presented as evidence Abbo’s public apology and a report signed by a doctor Ambrose Ibegbule who treated the victim.

After the prosecution ended its case, Abbo filed a no-case submission, asking the court to dismiss the charges preferred against him.

The magistrate then ruled: “The evidence and exhibits tendered do not disclose a prima facie case of the alleged crime of criminal force and assault against the defendant (Abbo).

“The prosecution’s case centred on the oral evidence of PW1 (Warmate) and the two discs contained a CCTV footage of the incident and alleged video clip of an apology from the defendant (Abbo).”

He said the medical report of Mega Sight Eye Clinic did not disclose in detail what happened to the victim and Dr. Ibegbule who wrote the report was not called as a witness.

The court said Abbo did not admit guilt in the press conference he held to apologise for the incident.

It further said the police failed to properly investigate the case, depending solely on the victim’s statement.

You might also like

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept