The Nigerian senator who was accused of attacking a worker of a sex toy shop in Abuja has now apologized.
Elisha Abbo, 41 was caught on CCTV attacking a female worker at a sex-toy shop in Abuja.
The Nigerian politician was patronizing products at the shop in the company of three girls.
He was seen in a video released by Premium Times newspaper in Nigeria slapping a woman attendant who was a nursing mother.
Despite being accompanied by some police officers, they did nothing to stop him from executing the onslaught.
The senator from Adamawa state had earlier told the BBC that the shop assistants had earlier assaulted his sister hence his reaction.
He claimed that the CCTV recording was made some time ago.
Elisha Abbo is Nigeria’s youngest senator said the incident happened on 11 March 2019.
Elisha Abbo at a news conference said that “I have never been known or associated with such actions in the past.”
He adds that the incident has taught him a “very great lesson, [both] as a private citizen and a public officer, particularly as a senator”.
Press conference by Senator Elisha Abbo https://t.co/iR9aWVojkp
— Official PDP Nigeria (@OfficialPDPNig) July 3, 2019
The has been a growing pressure for the MP to be brought to justice. The Senate had said it will investigate his action.
But fresh allegations have already come up against the lawmaker. A photographer has also accused him of assault.
Amnesty International, a rights group is calling for an investigation.
-Senator Elisha Abbo (Adamawa North) must face justice.
-His victim must not be intimidated and deserved protection.
-Investigations of his violence must be independent, transparent and impartial.
-Aboveall, all investigations must lead to justice for the victims: pic.twitter.com/Lsk6QYj8bA
— Amnesty Int. Nigeria (@AmnestyNigeria) July 3, 2019