Have you seen the video? It was hard to watch. Just a little “Take it easy,” and a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Elisha Abbo of Adamawa State, is seen on tape slapping around an innocent woman. All because she said “Take it easy.”
Elisha Abbo, is said to be the youngest senator in the country, at 41. He had reportedly gotten into an argument with the shopkeeper, and, perhaps power drunk, had put a call through to police officers, including the Assistant Inspector General of Police.
They called the Assistant Inspector General of Police, over an argument, guys.
It’s funny, because it is in this same country that you will call the police when you need actual help and…
This same policemen, particularly the Police Commissioner in Charge of the Federal Capital Territory, Bala Ciroma, told Premium Times that “he would like to receive the victim at his office urgently to explore a resolution of the case.” Nothing about bringing charges against the senator. A resolution, he says. Not justice.
“This is the face of a woman beater.” “This is the face of a coward.” Those are the words social media users have for Senator Elisha Abbo.
Rapper MI described the senator as a “f***ing woman beater” and must face the full wrath of the law. Banky W said this is why he’s been insisting we pay attention to who we let into the National Assembly. “Shame on him,” he said, “and shame on us for allowing the worst of us to claim the title of Senator.”
See more reactions below:
Senator Elisha Abbo, in company of 3-women, in an adult shop in Abuja assaulted women wildly in the presence of police @PoliceNG. This must be investigated. Victims of his violence must get justice. @MBuhari @ProfOsinbajo @NGRSenate @femigbaja @UN @unwomenafrica #Nigeria pic.twitter.com/yPR3scLOGn
— Amnesty Int. Nigeria (@AmnestyNigeria) July 2, 2019
I've been saying we need to pay attention to who we let into the National Assembly. Now look: a sitting senator caught on camera assaulting a woman. These are our "leaders".. our "lawmakers". Shame on us. Elisha Abbo should face the full wrath of the law:https://t.co/6XeHJ48mJF
— Banky Wellington (@BankyW) July 2, 2019
Elisha Abbo is a fucking woman beater and shame on the police officer who stood by!!!!
— Yung denzL (@MI_Abaga) July 2, 2019
We strongly condemn the brutal assault on the sales personnel by the 'not-so-distinguished' Senator Elisha Abbo.
— EiE Nigeria (@EiENigeria) July 2, 2019
— 'Lekan Balogun (@iamtheLb) July 2, 2019
The PDP could start off by suspending Senator Elisha Abbo representing Adamawa North Senatorial District, to demonstrate that they don’t condone assult and battery. The Senate can sanction him too.
— Dr. Dípò Awójídé (@OgbeniDipo) July 2, 2019
Congratulations are in order for Senator Elisha Abbo, who on this day has been declared winner of the maiden edition of the Zikoko Donkey and Dick of the Day.
He was caught on video assaulting a female staff member of an adult toy shop, for allegedly daring to call him drunk. pic.twitter.com/NkCcDD34t8
— Zikoko (@zikokomag) July 2, 2019
We must be able to exercise our powers as citizens and not tolerate these breed of people in places of power, the constitution allows for the ability to recall elected officials as Elisha Abbo, we must exercise those rights by not tolerating gender based violence. @basilabia https://t.co/wPSSQl0nO7
— . (@FakhuusHashim) July 2, 2019
How rewarding it would be to make an example of Elisha Abbo. It's sad we have a political system that allows men like this make it to the Senate. What utter nonsense. https://t.co/J7xnZap4Ek
— Efe Paul Azino (@EFEPAUL) July 2, 2019
I just watched the video of Senator Elisha Abbo beating up a shop attendant. That Senator has the capacity for murder. He is a threat to humanity. His fellow senators must condemn that barbarian act, the ones that aren’t Barbarians themselves. He should be made to pay for that!
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) July 2, 2019
The shocking thing about
this video of Senator Elisha Abbo assaulting a woman, abusing his position is 👉🏽he's using the Nigerian police to do it🤦🏾♀️what did we do to deserve this kind of people as law makers? https://t.co/p0lEgq7Wdt
— Uche Jombo Rodriguez (@uchejombo) July 2, 2019
Senator Elisha Abbo of Adamawa North senatorial district must go. He is an abuser. He is a woman beater. Name and shame!!! #elishaabbomustgo
— Queen (@tricia_gal) July 2, 2019