A federal High Court sitting at the Federal Capital Territory has awarded N50 million in favour of the woman assaulted by Senator Elisha Abbo.
Abbo was caught on CCTV assualting a woman in a sex toy shop in Abuja back in 2019.
The video footage, which went viral, showed the senator savagely attackeding Osimibibra Warmate.
The video caused outrage across the counry which led to a suit being filled against Senator Abbo.
In July 2020 a court dismissed charges against Abbo. The magistrate ruled that the evidence and exhibits tendered to the court did not prove the criminal charges against the lawmaker, despite a video recording showing the assault and an apology from the senator admitting his wrong.
Weeks after the magistrate court found the senator not guilty of criminal assault, the FCT High Court found Senator Elisha Abbo liable for his assault on Osimibibra Warmate. The court has ordered him to pay 50 million Naira.
The judgement comes after Osimibibra Warmate initiated a civil claim for damages.