Senator Elisha Abbo has appealed the judgment of a Federal Excessive Courtroom in Abuja ordering him to pay N50m as compensation to the girl he assaulted final yr in a intercourse toy retailer.
The senator representing Adamawa North Senatorial District in Adamawa State was caught on video assaulting Osimibibra Warmate at a intercourse toy store in Wuse 2, Abuja.
Abbo received the legal case instituted in opposition to him by the police earlier than a Chief Justice of the Peace Courtroom in Zuba however Warmate filed a civil go well with and Justice Samira Bature of the FCT Excessive Courtroom dominated in opposition to Abbo on September 28, 2020, and ordered him to pay N50m and publish an apology to his sufferer.
Nevertheless, Abbo has appealed the judgement. He says the information of the case disclosed an “alleged tort of straightforward assault” and never torture or inhuman therapy.
Abbo anchored his enchantment on three premises: that the choose erred in legislation when he dismissed his preliminary objection to the impact that the go well with was not recognisable beneath Part 34 of the 1999 Structure and the basic rights enforcement process; that the information of the case have been contentious and couldn’t be decided through affidavit proof; that the trial choose erred when he held that the applicant had proved her case as required by legislation whereas the proof was not in her favour.
Abbo additional acknowledged that the courtroom granting N50m compensation to Osimibibra Warmate was “extreme.”