Senator Abbo assault victim refused to show up at Senate Panel

Chairman of the committee investigating alleged assault by Senator Elisha Abbo , Senator Samuel Egwu (Ebonyi North) has said the victim has refused to show up at the Panel.


He equally revealed that Senator Abbo also refused to cooperate with the panel with the argument that the case is already in court.
He said:

 

”I am standing here as chairman of that committee. To seek for additional time to submit our report.

“Because of the sensitivity of the work of this committee and the incident, the interest of our members and even the public to know whatever happened we ask for this extension.

“Mr President, we set out to do this investigation and we invited all the people that are involved. We invited firstly our colleague.
“In the course of our interaction, he made it clear to us that he has been invited by the police where he was detained for 24 hours and thereafter charged to court.

“The case is already in Court and it is sub-judiced. He cannot go ahead and give us any information in order not to be sub-judiced.

“Thereafter, we invited the police and the Commissioner of Police of Abuja, who came and told us the Inspector General of Police asked him to investigate the matter.

“He also went ahead to tell us that the case is in court and sub-judiced. Therefore, he cannot give us further details.

“After that, we also invited the lawyer to the victim who also repeated the same matter. We tried to reach the victim herself and equally the shop owner, they never showed up.

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