Assault: Absence of Senator Abbo stalls trial in Zuba Court

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The trial of Senator Elisha Abbo at the Zuba Chief Magistrates’ Court was on Tuesday stalled due to the absense of the senator in court.

The Police prosecution counsel, at the resumed hearing, James Idachaba, told the court that the defendant was not in court.

Idachaba told the court that he was ready to open his case against the defendant and all his witnesses were in court.

However, Adegbite Adeniyi, Counsel to Abbo told the court that his client was sick.

”My Lord my client is suffering from Acute Febrile (a medical term used to describe a sudden fever or elevation in body temperature)”, he said.

Adeniyi, who presented a medical report to the court, added that Abbo was on admission in a hospital in Yola, Adamawa State.

He told the court that his client’s surety was in court.

He explained that the prosecution served him with the proof of evidence in the morning in court.

Adeniyi prayed the court to grant him an adjournment to put his house in other.

However, the prosecution did not oppose the oral application made by Abbo’s counsel.

The Magistrate, Abdullahi Ilelah, adjourned the case until September 24 for hearing.

NAN reports that Abbo who represents Adamawa North Senatorial Zone was arraigned on July 8 for allegedly assaulting a nursing mother, Warmate Osimibibra

The prosecution alleged that the Senator committed the offence on May 11 at Pleasure Chest Shop FA 45 Located at Bannex Plaza Aminu Kano Crescent Wuse II Abuja.

He also alleged that Abbo slapped the complainant severally on her face and forcefully dragging her shirt without provocation.

(NAN)




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