A Presidential aide and a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted to the assault meted to a lady by a federal lawmaker.
Senator Elisha Abbo who belongs to the opposition party at the red chamber was reported to have assaulted a lady at a sex toy shop in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
Mr Abbo, 41, who is said to be the youngest among his colleagues, had in May led some ladies to the sex toy shop apparently to purchase some goods when one of them threw up at the shop’s floor.
The shop owner queried why the lady threw up given the fact that she is an adult who would have taken her illness outside. The question angered the lawmaker who said he was insulted.
In a video published by Premium Times, a police officer surfaced at the shop at the instance of Mr Abbo who was explaining how he was insulted by the shop owner.
When he ordered that the seller be arrested, the lady who owns the shop in their presence made a call apparently informing her relative of what transpired that has led to her arrest, the lawmaker got infuriated and a man who is siding the Senator made effort to confiscate the telephone with which the call was made.
This led to an intervention by a lady who asked that the man take things easy. Again, the lawmaker got angry and pounced on the woman who intervened by repeatedly slapping her face.
He ordered she been taken away for daring to intervene in the matter. The physical injuries he inflicted on the woman is said to have landed her in the hospital.
Nigerians on social media has been demanding the lawmaker resigned his position at the upper legislative chamber.
Reacting to the development, Lauretta Onochie, the special assistance on Social Media to President Muhammadu Buhari, bemoaned why calls should be made for his resignation.
Ms Onochie said the demand should be that the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) wade in and prosecute Abbo for his actions.
“Serving Nigerian Senator Elisha Abbo assaults a female staff in an Adult toy shop with a Police officer watching,” She tweeted on Tuesday.
“What I dont understand is why Nigerians are calling on him to step down. How does stepping down help? We should be calling on d @PoliceNG to arrest and prosecute him,” Onochie added.
Also, a former minister and a chieftain of the PDP, Femi Fani-Kayode, has called for the prosecution of the lawmaker.
Mr Fani-Kayode described the attack as barbaric and shameful.
“Utterly barbaric and shameful behaviour from Senator Elisha Ishaku Abbo,the youngest member of the Senate,” the politician said in a tweet on Tuesday.
“This is unacceptable and something needs to be done about it.I call for his arrest and prosecution for assault and battery.I advise the younglady that was beaten to sue him!” he added.
Meanwhile, a civil society organization will on Wednesday submit a petition against the lawmaker’s conduct at the Police and the National Assembly.