Senator Elisha Abbo, a federal lawmaker who assaulted a lady in Abuja, is a carried of Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS), findings have shown.
Mr Abbo, a senator from Adamawa State, made headlines on Tuesday for inflicting pains on a lady who intervened during a conflict between the lawmaker and a shop attendant in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) legislator was said to have entered the intimacy shop, where adult toys are sold, with ladies numbering about three.
He was seen in a video clip slapping his victim after the latter intervened when the lawmaker ordered a police officer to arrest the shop attendant.
Although he has confirmed being the one in the clip, he has however denied what reportedly transpired. He told Channels Television that he was in the shop to seek justice for his sister who was assaulted even when his comments in the clip said otherwise or not did not relate to his position.
Nigerians on social media who reacted to the report of his outburst wondered what he went to the adult shop to do.
When this medium decided to check his biography on Wikipedia, the information that cropped up showed the lawmaker is a carrier of HIV/AIDS, which might be responsible for his visit to the shop probably to play safe.
His health status led to his denial of admission into the Nigerian Naval Training College, Onne, Port Harcourt.
In 2004, he dragged the institution to the court for alleged discrimination on account of his testing positive to HIV virus saying the action is illegal, unlawful and breach of his fundamental right to personal dignity.
Amidst his outburst said to have occurred in May, Nigerians are demanding the ousting and resignation of the lawmaker.