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Senator Abbo pleads not guilty to assault, gets N5M bail

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The senator representing Adamawa north, Elisha Abbo, has pleaded not guilty to a one-count charge of assault filed against him by the police.

The lawmaker was arraigned at a magistrate’s court in Zuba, federal capital territory (FCT), on Monday.

Abdullahi Ilellah, a senior magistrate, granted the lawmaker a N5 million bail  and two sureties in like sum.

Ilellah also ruled that the sureties must have verifiable addresses within the FCT.

The case was adjourned till July 22 for hearing.

Abbo was arraigned by the police for assaulting a woman at a sex toy shop in Abuja. He initially claimed he was also attacked at the shop, arguing that the video was doctored.

But following a backlash, he tendered an apology describing himself as an ambassador of Christ.

On Thursday, the surrendered to the FCT police command and was grilled for hours, spending the night in custody.

Abbo risks a three-year jail sentence if convicted of assault.

Credits/The Cable

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