Assault charge: Senator Elisha Abbo takes selfie with youths in court (video)

Assault charge: Senator Elisha Abbo takes selfie with youths in court (video)

- Senator Elisha Abbo appeared in court over his alleged assault of a woman in Abuja

- The Adamawa lawmaker pleaded not-guilty to the charge

- Nigerians took to social media to lash out at the lawmaker after being caught on video taking selfie

Nigerians have taken to social media to ctiticise Senator Elisha Abbo after being caught on video taking pictures with some youths.

The lawmaker from Adamawa state appeared in court after being charged for assault.

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In a video that had gone viral, Abbo was seen allegedly assaulting a woman in an adult shop in Abuja. There was a public outcry following the incident and the police had to take action. He was charged and arraigned in court.

The lawmaker who pleaded not-guilty to a charge of assault was seen on video laughing and taking photograph with some youths during his court appearance.

Nigerians took to social media to express disappointment at the conduct of the senator and the youths crowding around him to take pictures.

One Ozo Nwa wrote: "You see the youths of these country eh. They are busy taking selfie with someone they should avoid, tomorrow somebody will tell me that positions of authority should be given to the youths."

Another person, Gbenga, wrote: "We are close to a state of hopelessness regarding the ability of this crop of youth to do the right thing especially in politics."

Timmy Okigbe expressed disappointment at the youths taking picture with the lawmaker.

He wrote: "Nigeria my country. Do u see why it's not only leadership that's our national issue in Nigeria. Our characters speak alot about who we are. Imagine someone alleged of beating a "nursing mother" is being celebrated in the court. And it's the same Senator that plead "not guilty"..

Recall that Senator Abbo appeared before a Senate committee set up to investigate the incident on Tuesday afternoon, July 9.

The lawmaker, however, refused to speak in front of newsmen or take an oath before the panel.

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Legit.ng gathers that before being allowed to testify, individuals invited before Senate committees are made to take oaths to pledge to say the truth.

Abbo reportedly insisted that he would address the panel before taking the oath; a decision that led to an exchange of words with members of the committee.

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