Senator who slapped nursing mother should be arrested immediately -Festus Keyamo | Nigerian News. Latest Nigeria News. Your online Nigerian Newspaper. f


Festus Keyamo, human rights lawyer, has called for the immediate arrest of Elisha Abbo, senator representing Adamawa north district, for assaulting a nursing mother.

Premium Times had published the video of the lawmaker hitting the woman at a shop in the Wuse area of Abuja.

Although the video surfaced online on Tuesday, the incident was reported to have occurred on May 11, a month before Abbo, the youngest Nigerian senator, was sworn in.

In a tweet on Tuesday, Keyamo said the case is “straightforward” and that there is enough evidence for prosecution.

“The case of Senator Abbo is straightforward. The Police Must IMMEDIATELY take three steps. 1) Arrest him (no formal complaint is needed with the evidence on tape. 2) Obtain his statement (if he is willing to make one and that of the victim. 3) Arraign him in court,” he tweeted.

The lawmaker has been under fire since the report was published, with many demanding justice for the victim.

Below are some comments on Twitter:

Lauretta Onochie, an aide of President Muhammadu Buhari, also said Abbo must be prosecuted.

Japheth Omojuwa, social and political commentator, described Abbo as a ” threat to humanity” and one who is capable of murder.

Kayode Ogundamisi, a commentator on Nigerian and international affairs, also did a mocking biodata on the senator.

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