Senator Elisha Abbo has won the assault case instituted against him by the Nigeria Police Force before a Magistrate Court in Zuba, Abuja.
This is coming despite the viral video showing him assaulting a woman, Osimibibra Warmate.
The Magistrate, Abdullahi Ilelah, said the police failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the lawmaker assaulted Warmate on May 11, 2019.
The two witnesses that testified against Abbo were Warmate and a police officer, ASP Mary Daniel, who investigated the matter.
The court said the video of the press conference showing Senator Abbo apologising was not tantamount to an admission of guilt as it wasn’t a confessional statement.
Ilelah said the testimony of the victim was “so weak because the allegation has not been substantiated in any material particular.”
The court also said the police did not do a proper investigation as it relied solely on the statement of the victim.
He added the court would rely on the law and not logic or media reports.
The senator was discharged.
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