Nigerian celebrities have called for the immediate arrest of the lawmaker representing Adamawa North senatorial district, Elisha Abbo, for physically assaulting a woman at an adult toy shop in Abuja.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Abbo, in a viral video, was seen descending on the woman after she pleaded with him not to physically assault the shop-owner.
The lawmaker was caught on camera accusing the sales person at the sex toy shop of insulting him.
Don Jazzy, among other celebrities, took to social media expressing their displeasure at the viral video, calling for Sen. Abbo’s arrest.
Here are some of their reactions;
@BankyW tweeted, “I’ve been saying we need to pay attention to who we let into the National Assembly. Now look: a sitting senator caught on camera assaulting a woman.
“These are our “leaders”. our “lawmakers”. Shame on us. Elisha Abbo should face the full wrath of the law.
@PeterPsquare “I’m so mad right now after watching the video clip of our representative assaulting a woman.
“People like Elisha Abbo do not deserve to handle public office. This is disgusting. He needs to be arrested.
@DonJazzy “Sir Osinbajo, things like this should not go unpunished in our dear country.
“We all have to be accountable for our actions. This person I’m seeing here like this cannot be a senator. #SenatorStepDown. Cc @profosinbajo,” he wrote.
@MI_Abaga “Elisha Abbo is a fucking woman beater and shame on the police officer who stood by.
@KateHenshaw “Shame on you Elisha Abbo, senator representing Adamawa north senatorial district. Shame on you. Putting hands on anyone is not acceptable. Shame on you.
Radio personality, Toke Makinwa, shocked at the senator’s actions, expressed her contempt over his action.
According to Makinwa, in spite of the clamor by Nigerians for young people to get into political offices, people with questionable character should not be allowed into leadership.
“It is surprising that a young senator will get himself involved in such a humiliating and embarrassing act.
“I am so tired of being tired . We ask for a chance, we preach #not2young2run.
“We shout and shout and just when we get excited that we have some young people who can represent us and effect real change, #ElishaAbbo goes and does this.
“A serving senator, I hope the people of his constituency come out in numbers, I hope @muhammadubuhari @profosinbajo the president of the Senate.
“The speaker of the house, @rt.hon.femigbajabiamila the Nigerian police cc @opetodolapo @nigerianpoliceforce and everyone comes together to get him out of the office immediately.
“Oga @dinomelaye, pls check your colleague, he must pay for this. #senatorstepdown,” she wrote.