The Nigerian Feminist Forum (NFF) and different women’s rights organizations have critizised current comments made by Senator Oluremi Tinubu, proposing a soft-landing for troubled Senator Ishaku Elisha Abbo.
Thegroup, in a declaration yesterday by Chiwendu Esther, its National Coordinator, said:
“We wish to commend the Senate on the ad-hoc panel set up to investigate the assault of a woman by Senator Ishaku Elisha Abbo.
“However, in a now viral video from Abbo’s hearing with this panel, Oluremi Tinubu can be heard saying “do you want us to protect you? Or do you want us to defend you? Or do you want to be on your own?
“This statement implies that the Senate may be willing to protect and defend a man who was caught on video physically assaulting an innocent woman.”
The forum, hence, said that if Abbo moves free; it will do nothing but send a broadcast to Nigerians that people in power are above the law, and will enjoy privilege in the face of any crimes they commit.