Nigeria News: Alleged Assault of Nursing Mother: Senator Elisha Abbo stalls court proceedings, The absence of Senator Elisha Abbo, who allegedly assaulted a nursing mother and the prosecution counsel, on Thursday stalled continuation of trial in a Zuba Chief Magistrates’ Court, in Abuja.
NAN reports that Abbo who represents Adamawa North Senatorial Zone was arraigned on July 8, 2019 for allegedly assaulting a nursing mother, Mrs Warmate Osimibibra
At the resumed hearing, the police counsel, James Idachaba, and the defendant, (Sen. Abbo) were not in Court.
However, one Philip Tumba from the legal department of the FCT Police command told the court that, the prosecution counsel was attending a meeting with the Inspector-General of Police.
Tumba also said there was a letter of adjournment from the police which was filed at the court registry yesterday (Wednesday) but not served on the defense.
Similarly, the defense counsel Mr. Isaac Adeniyi apologized for the absence of the defendant adding that he had health challenges.
Adeniyi, who did not object to the prosecution’s request for adjournment, said the dates suggested by the prosecution were not convenient to him.
In his ruling, the Presiding Magistrate Abdullahi Illelah adjourned the matter until Feb. 6 for the continuation of trial.
NAN reports that the police alleged that the Senator committed the offense on May 11th at Pleasure Chest Shop Abuja.
He was also alleged to have slapped the complainant several on her face and forcefully dragged her shirt without provocation.