Embattled Senator Elisha Abbo has reacted to the backlash he has received since CCTV clips of him assaulting a woman in a sex toy shop in Abuja went viral yesterday July 2nd.
The Senator, who represents Adamawa North Senatorial district, has claimed that he was also beaten at the sex toy shop.
While it was reported that the incident occurred on May 11 after the lawmaker walked into the sex toy shop with three young women, the lawmaker said he was at the shop because his sister had been assaulted there. The 41-year-old Adamawa Senator who claimed that the 10-minute video was incomplete, added that it is an old video and occurred before he became a senator.
He also said that his team will release a 'robust' statement on all that transpired in the viral video to the public. He told Channels Television;
“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.
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.” he said