For assaulting a woman, Mrs Osimibibra Warmate, publicly, Adamawa Senator, Elisha Abbo, is to pay N50 million as compensation to her.
A footage of the CCTV inside an adult toy shop in Abuja had caught him red-handed for assaulting the woman in 2019.
Persecondnews recalls that the act triggered condemnation across the country.
Justice Samirah Bature of the FCT High Court on Monday in his ruling, blasted the serving senator for failing to live by example and ordered him to pay N50 million as compensation to Warmate.
Delivering judgment in a fundamental right suit brought against the senator on alleged assault of Warmate in March 2019, Justice Bature condemned the senator’s conduct as a federal lawmaker.
An Abuja magistrates’ court had earlier found the senator not guilty of criminal assault.
The police had arraigned Abbo before a magistrate court in Zuba, last year on a one-count charge for assaulting Warmate at a sex-toy shop in Abuja.
Despite a video evidence of the incident, Abdullahi Ilelah, the magistrate, upheld the no-case submission filed by the lawmaker and dismissed the case.
Warmate proceeded to file a fundamental rights suit marked CV/2393/19 before the FCT high court.
The senator has, however, instructed his lawyers to appeal the judgment.