Nigerian Senator Elisha Abbo asks for forgiveness after public outcry due to slapping shop assistant

Nigerian Senator Elisha Abbo has asked forgiveness after video of him slapping a female shop aide in the funding city of Abuja emerged on the internet. This video went viral and has gained much exposure. In a video shared on his party’s (PDP) Twitter account, Abbo claimed he had learned from the incident as well as asked for mercy from the Senate, his family members and also residents that may have obviously been offended by his actions.

” It is for that reason with deep feeling of remorse and obligation that, I, Sen. Elisha Abbo, profoundly apologize to all Nigerians, the Senate, Peoples’s Democratic Party, my close friends along with our mommies, the Nigerian women,”. Sen. Elisha Abbo stated this in a video after the incident. ” I directly say sorry to (the victim) as well as her household for my actions. Regardless of what you did to me, you don’t deserve such treatment, I am sorry,” Abbo included.

Angry Nigerians and also women rights groups, consisting of Amnesty International Nigeria for example, had actually required the legislator’s apprehension and also prosecution after the video was uploaded by an on-line publication. Hundreds to thousands of Nigeria have commented on and have shown disgust with the senator’s actions.

Authorities stated in a declaration they would carry out a forensic evaluation of the video and also make certain justice “irrespective of whose ox is gored,” adding that they were in communication with the lady in the video.

The senate said it had actually set up a board to inspect the case. Abbo’s political party, the People’s Democratic Party stated in a statement it was “surprised that the harmless victim of the unwarranted assault is said to be a nursing mom, who ought to be shielded.” The declaration also claimed the party had actually summoned the legislator and also will conduct its very own examination.

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