Senator Elisha Abbo who appeared today before the ad-hoc committee investigating his assault on a nursing mother inside a sex toy shop in Abuja had an heated exchange with Senator Oluremi Tinubu.
The Senate President had ordered the probing of Senator Abbo on the 3rd of July.
An adhoc committee led by former Ebonyi state governor, Sam Egwu, was set up to investigate the incident. Other members of the investigation committee include Mrs Tinubu, Mathew Urhoghide, Stella Oduah, Dauda Aliu Jika, Sani Musa, and Danladi Sankara.
Senator Abbo had refused to swear an oath before the committee who had their first sitting today.
Senator Oluremi Tinubu, wife of APC National leader Bola Tinubu, was not impressed by his actions and voiced her concern.
“Distinguished, you undermine us by even trying to do that, You haven’t even listened to us. Even if we are going beyond what you expect, you can stop us. You don’t come on the other side and start dictating to us. Do you want us to protect you or you want us to defend you or you want to be on your own because do you realise that we are also under law. Do you realise that we can also suspend you.
Abbo had replied heatedly:
“I will not sit here and listen to you threaten me with suspension. I am a senator like you. You cannot threaten me with suspension.”
Journalists were later asked to leave for the meeting to continue off camera.
Abbo was arraigned on Monday July 8th at Zuba Magistrate Court, Abuja on one count of assault which he denied. He was later granted bail of N5 million.
Watch video below
Senate Ad Hoc Committee today on Senator Sex Toy's case pic.twitter.com/QtV5ANpyXr
— Major General Daddy D.O🇳🇬 (@DOlusegun) July 9, 2019