Senate begins probe of Senator Abbo over alleged assault

The Senate on Wednesday, set up a bipartisan ad hoc committee headed by a former governor of Ebonyi State, Sam Egwu, to probe the alleged assault on a nursing mother by Senator Elisha Abbo.

The embattled senator is a Peoples Democratic Party member representing Adamawa North Senatorial District. He slapped a saleswoman at an adult toy shop in Abuja earlier this year.

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, constituted the panel following a point of order raised by the Senator representing Kaduna Central, Uba Sani.

The President of the Senate confirmed that he had been inundated with calls from concerned Nigerians within and outside the country asking the Senate to explain what happened.

Lawan said it would be unfair on either the Senator or the assaulted lady if the Senate should pass a judgment immediately based on the viral video clip.

During plenary with the members of the panel this morning, Lawan said the committee has two weeks to submit it’s report.

The committee will be headed by Senator Sam Egwu. Other members include Senators Oluremi Tinubu,  Mathew Urhoghide, Stella Oduah, Dauda Aliu Jika,  Sani Musa,  and Danladi Sankara.

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