The Senator representing Adamawa North Senatorial District in the Senate, Elisha Abbo, is said to have lied on oath in the just concluded physical assault case brought against him by Osimibibra Warmate in an Abuja High Court.
The Senator tendered a sworn affidavit in the court denying that he slapped Warmate, in the Abuja sex toys shop, contrary to the viral video which became public few months ago.
The High Court had, on 28th of September,2020, awarded a Fifty Million Naira damages to Warmate, but feelers from a reliable source suggest that Senator Abbo will be heading to Appeal Court in the bid to overturn the judgement.
Senator Abbo in his sworn affidavit stated that Warmate was the one who assaulted him and engaged some boys to physically abuse him.
Recall that Senator Abbo was seen vividly in a CCTV captured footage repeatedly assulting Warmate in a disturbing manner that elicited public outcry.
Senator Abbo in another video was seen apologising for his demeaning attitude that runs counter with the honour he was supposed to uphold as a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Lying on oath in line with the Nigerian law is a criminal offense that attract a jail term.
Reacting to the Senator’s defense Warmate’s lead counsel, Bar. Esosa Omo-Usoh in a chat with vista.ng, said that
“in saner climes, Senator Abbo’s depositions in his counter affidavit would amount to perjury but I will leave you to draw your own conclusions after reviewing his counter affidavit and the videos which are available on the internet.”