Nigerians have continued to react to the viral video of newly inaugurated a Senator who was caught on camera physically assaulting a woman at an adult toy shop in Abuja.
One of the notable personalities who has reacted is Festus Keyamo, the Director of Strategic Communication of the Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organization in the last election.
In the viral video, the Senator was seen descending on the woman after she pleaded with him not to physically assault the shop owner.
The lawmaker had accused the shopowner of insulting him.
Speaking on the viral report, Keyamo took to his Twitter page urging the Nigeria police to swing into action and arrest Senator Abbo.
Keyamo wrote: “The case of Senator Elisha Abbo is very straightforward: the Police MUST IMMEDIATELY take three steps
“1. Arrest him (no formal complaint is needed with the evidence on tape) 2. Obtain his statement (if he’s willing to make one) and that of the victim 3. Arraign him in court.”
Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode also wasted no time in expressing his thoughts on the issue, in his words ”Utterly barbaric and shameful behaviour from Senator Elisha Ishaku Abbo,the youngest member of the Senate.This is unacceptable and something needs to be done about it.I call for his arrest and prosecution for assault and battery.I advise the younglady that was beaten to sue him! ”
The reactions of other Nigerians on Twitter monitored by Opera News are as follows:
Utterly barbaric and shameful behaviour from Senator Elisha Ishaku Abbo,the youngest member of the Senate.This is unacceptable and something needs to be done about it.I call for his arrest and prosecution for assault and battery.I advise the younglady that was beaten to sue him! pic.twitter.com/LEsMafW0zK
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) July 2, 2019
— asa..somebody (@_omalicha58) July 3, 2019
Let us not allow beast roam our streets and rule us. It could happen to any of us, our sister, our wives, our children. If we take this beast and lock him in kirikiri, then maybe others will learn. Elisha Abbo is a woman beater. #stepdownsenator pic.twitter.com/yWW7TKqyrD
— Joanne (@pearljoanwigs) July 3, 2019
Great job, distinguished. What are we not going to see/hear in this country. Physically assaulting a woman is totally unacceptable not even by an elected official. I wonder the type & quality of bills he will be proposing or sponsoring. #StepDownSenator
— Rosita Adunchezor (@Oge_rossy) July 2, 2019
That uncultured man beat someone like that and you are talking about toy, are we okay?
That’s dastardly of any senator. He’s making me ashamed of young people taking up serious positions in this country, he should be made to face the law. #StepDownSenator
— Maaruf Yakub (@marrayyaccay) July 2, 2019
This is Elisha Abbo
Elected to make laws but delightfully breaks them.
He is a woman beater,
a disgrace to his constituency, the youth and the nation.
He isn’t above the law, he should be arrested.#StepDownSenator pic.twitter.com/iunrCLl2uK
— Rafiat Atanda (@RafiatAtanda) July 3, 2019
— Seyi Oyesanya-Davies (@Casandradiary) July 3, 2019
All this madness from men in power must stop@PoliceNG this happened right before a police officer and the assaulted was the one that got arrested. Goes to show the type of law we practice.
Arrogance,disrespect and battery all because he is a senator.
NO WAY! #StepDownSenator
— Iyinkaye Al-Ameen Oreólúwá (@enigma_kaye) July 2, 2019
— Tara Bada (@tara_bada) July 3, 2019
We say we don’t want our Forefathers ruling us anymore, we say we are not too young to rule… Yet when we get a taste of power, we get drunk… This is the so called ‘not too young to rule’ senator we voted for.. SMH… #SenatorElishaAbbo #Senatorstepdown https://t.co/9ZFgKG2AI2
— Ajayi-bembe damola (@AjayiDamola) July 3, 2019