A Lawmaker Representing Adamawa North, Sen. Elisha Abbo has pleaded not guilty after his arraignment before a magistrate court in Zuba, Abuja
The police had filed criminal charges against Abbo for assaulting a woman at an adult sex toy shop in Abuja
The lawmaker, however, during the ruling pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to him.
It was gathered that Police detectives had established a prima-facie case against the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmaker
Evidence from the footprint, the video had shown Senator Abbo repeatedly hitting the woman on the face for her intervention in an argument between him and the shop attendant.
As at the time when the video went viral, the owner of the store was reportedly out of Abuja. Several controversies had already trailed the incident in a media trial spin-off.
However, the admission by the senator in a press statement he issued last week was also part of the evidence against him.