A magistrate court sitting in Zuba, Abuja, on Tuesday, dismissed an assault case brought against a Senator representing Adamawa North, Elisha Abbo.
Police had brought the charge against the lawmaker after he assaulted a woman, Osimibibra Warmate, at a supermarket in Abuja.
The incident occurred on May 11, 2019.
Warmate and a police officer, ASP Mary Daniel, testified against the lawmaker in court.
The police presented to the court, the video clips showing how Abbo assaulted the woman and a televised press conference where he apologised to the victim.
However, Magistrate Abdullahi Ilelah, who upheld a no-case submission filed by the lawmaker, said the police failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the lawmaker assaulted the woman.
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The magistrate said: “The evidence and exhibits tendered do not disclose a prima facie case of the alleged crime of criminal force and assault against the defendant (Abbo).
“The prosecution’s case centered on the oral evidence of PW1 (Warmate) and the two discs contained a CCTV footage of the incident and alleged video clip of an apology from the defendant.”