While speaking on the Senate investigative panel set up for the ‘sex toy shop’ alleged assault, Senator Tinubu told Senator Abbo that he could be suspended from the senate for his actions.
Sen. Ishiaku Abbo from PDP-Adamawa North has been accused of assaulting a nursing woman in a sex toy shop with video evidence. He has been charged to court and has pleaded ‘not guilty’, but a senate investigative panel was set up to determine the course of action against him
Senator Abbo is said to have told the investigative panel that since the matter was already in court, he will not say anything to prejudice the court process. He added that he should not be appearing anywhere to make comments about the case and refused to allow the panel clerk to put him under oath.
Senator Oluremi Tinubu of APC – Lagos Central then expressed her displeasure to his attitude. She said “You don’t come in here and dictate to us the procedure we are supposed to do. You don’t dictate to us because you undermine us by even trying to do that.”
She continued by saying “Do you want us to protect you or do you want us to defend you or you want to be on your own. Do you realise that the senate, when we constitute this, whatever the law gives, we can also suspend you? Do you realise that?”
Senator Abbo then flared up and said that he refused to be threatened by the panel as they are all colleagues. The video of this altercation has been circulated online and Nigerians have been expressing missed feelings about the situation.
People are torn between not wanting to support Senator Elisha but being of the opinion that Senator Tinubu was rude to him and condescending. Some of the most vocal tweets are below.
Just imagine senator Elisha Abbo going round that table and giving Senator Tinubu a dirty slap for being disrespectful to him! pic.twitter.com/1mtk0LpeI2
— Salem Saleh (@xaleem) July 10, 2019
We all don't like the senator abo… but we need to stop reducing everything to gender. … its petty. Abo was unruly all night. He'd been interrupting the chairman of the committee (Senator Sam Egwu who's male), which prompted the intervention & reprimand of senator tinubu
— De-lordun (@DeLordun) July 10, 2019
You guys are so so embarrassing. A man that ought to be in jail by now is being questioned by a Senate commitee that wants to find a closure to this saga. And you say Senator Tinubu is condescending?? You mean he should be cut some slack….right?? Afterall he's a senator.
— Bambam (@Prideoflife2018) July 10, 2019
I totally condemn senator abbo bad attitude towards the nursing mother..but senator tinubu should stop acting as local champion..he has seek for forgiveness and let him pay some millions to the woman..and forget all unnecessary matters and deal with matters facing this land
— #iamladman# (@ladman1992) July 10, 2019
There is a better way to address this panel Senator Tinubu. As much as Elisha Abbo deserves all hate he has been receiving, he's still to be accorded a form of respect in addressing the issue as he is still a Senator. Constructively criticize and reprimand him. Then suspend.
— Tboyomit (@Opomulerooo) July 9, 2019
This matter is dicey at best, but do well to let us know your opinion on this issue in the comment section below.
Ⓒ Copyright NET News Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Please use sharing tools. Do not cut, copy or lift any content from this website without our consent.