The embattled Nigerian Senator, Elisha Abbo representing Adamawa North caught on CCTV footage brutally assaulting a nursing mother at a sex toy shop has reacted to the allegations against him.
The lawmaker who has drawn the anger of many Nigerians after the video of him committing the public assault was first released by premium Times says he would be releasing a statement soon.
“We will be releasing statement maybe tomorrow afternoon,” he told Channels TV.
According to the Senator, the incident occurred before he became a lawmaker, adding that the almost 10m minutes video was incomplete.
He said he came to the shop because his sister had been assaulted there, and that part was left out of the viral video.
He said, “We will soon release an official statement to the viral video which happened before I became a senator where my younger sister was beaten to a pulp in a shop and I was called upon there; where I had to call an ambulance and a policeman to come to the scene and it got out of hand I was also assaulted.
“It is an old video, but we will soon release a statement to that effect.
“It was my sister that was at the store and she was assaulted; in fact, she fainted in the shop but they compressed the video and cut that part out of it.
“They took her out to resuscitate her, the one standing with a cap is a doctor, the doctor had to come to give her life. My sister is not in the video, it was completely cropped out of it.”
“This is a political season and now I am a politician, before I was not a politician but now the reality of the fact is that I am now a politician and politicians are not people who are liked, they exhume things of 20 years and they hang it on their neck now,” he said.
“As I said before we will release a robust response to everything, and we will also ask for the entire video to be released since they have the video. We will seat and discuss the video. Just to be clear that video was taken long before now and it was released just as this point.”