The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory has awarded N50 million in favour of the woman assaulted by Senator Elisha Abbo.
In 2019, a video went viral showing the assault play out in a sex toy store in Abuja.
Elisha Ishaku Abbo savagely attacked Osimibibra Warmate during a misunderstanding and the video caused outrage.
There was even more outrage in July 2020 when a court dismissed charges against Abbo. The magistrate ruled that the evidence and exhibits tendered to the court did not prove the criminal charges against the lawmaker, despite a video recording showing the assault and an apology from the senator admitting his wrong.
Weeks after the magistrate court found the senator not guilty of criminal assault, the FCT High Court found Senator Elisha Abbo liable for his assault on Osimibibra Warmate. The court has ordered him to pay 50 million Naira.
The judgement comes after Osimibibra Warmate initiated a civil claim for damages.