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Monday, July 8

Court Grants Senator Abbo N5 Million Bail

A Federal Capital Territory Magistrate Court has granted bail to Senator Elisha Abbo in the sum of N5million and two sureties in like sum.

Recalls that Abbo was arraigned in court over alleged assault of a nursing mother.

The FCT Police Command has taken Senator Elisha Abbo to the Magistrate Court in Zuba Abuja for arraignment.

Confirming his arraignment to The Nation, the FCT Commissioner of Police, CP Bala Ciroma said: "I know you are calling to confirm about the Senator. They are presently on their way to Zuba Magistrate court for his arraignment."

Reports that Senator Abbo was earlier released due to the absence of the lady he assaulted.


After much protest from Nigerians, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu directed the Commissioner of Police in charge of FCT, CP Bala Ciroma to investigate the matter.

On the number of charges he would be arraigned for, Ciroma said: "I will get back to you on that because I am presently in a meeting."

The investigation led to the invitation of the Senator to the Command, which further led to his detention on Thursday.


He was, however, released on Friday afternoon after meeting the bail conditions.

He was arraigned on Monday by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) police at Zuba Magistrate Court, Abuja after a video of him assaulting the woman went viral.


The Presiding Magistrate, Senior Magistrate Abdullahi Ilellah, said the sureties must have verifiable addresses within the FCT.


Ilellah then adjourned the case to July 22nd for hearing.

Senator Abbo, who was arraigned on Monday on a one-count of assault, pleaded not guilty, Nigeria Tribune reports.

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