Elisha Abbo, a former politician, has dared his detractors to take him to court over his allegations that certain justices and judges accepted bribes during election disputes.
Before being removed from the senate by the Court of Appeal, Abbo served as the senator for the Adamawa North Senatorial District.
Following his dismissal, Abbo asserted that polling places where he received the majority of votes had their election unfairly canceled, and he charged judges with accepting bribes in order to sway the outcome of justice.
His bribery charge was said to have drawn harsh criticism from certain lawyers, who demanded an apology from him for making such a “weighty allegation” against the judges or threatened legal action.
At a news conference on Monday in Abuja, Abbo, however, urged his detractors to file a lawsuit against him, claiming he had proof of his bribery allegations.
“Bring me to court,” I’ll file a libel suit against you if you don’t. I have no fear of appearing in court. I’m not easily intimidated. I’m renowned for my audacity, bravery, and willingness to speak the truth,” he declared.
Abbo said while he’s awaiting action on his petition to the National Judicial Council against some justices, he had petitioned the United States, United Kingdom, and the European Union seeking visa ban on corrupt justices.
According to him, “the war against corruption in Nigeria must be taken to the judiciary where some judges and justices are carrying out judicial banditry or coup against democracy through unjustifiable nullification of elections of people validly voted for by the Nigerian electorate.
“Such judicial banditry must be fought in and outside the country by calling for a visa ban on the affected judges and justices, and even revocation of visas of their family members already resident abroad.”