The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Maitama, Abuja, on Monday, 28 September, fined N50m damages against Elisha Abbo, the senator representing Adamawa North to be paid to a female attendant at a sex-toy shop, Osimibibra Warmate, whom he assaulted.

Justice Samira Bature gave the order in her judgment on the fundamental rights enforcement suit instituted by Warmate against the senator.

The police had in 2019 charged before a magistrate court in Zuba, Abuja with one count of assaulting Warmate at a sex-toy shop in Abuja.

The presiding magistrate, Abdullahi Ilelah, dismissed the case after upholding the no-case submission filed by the senator.

Warmate and her legal team including Esosa Omo-Usoh and Nelson Onuoha, went on to sue Abbo in a fundamental rights enforcement suit filed before the FCT High Court and marked FCT/CV/2393/19.

Justice Bature upheld the plaintiff’s case in a judgment on Monday by ordering the senator to pay N50m to the applicant.