An online petition started to prosecute Senator Elisha Abbo has gotten over 35,000 signatures.
A petition created on Change.org to gather a minimum of 50,000 signatures to prosecute Senator Elisha Abbo over his assault on a female staff of a sex toy in Abuja is fast getting people appending their signatures.
As at the time of the report, over 35,000 people have signed the petition to prosecute Elisha Abbo. The petition by Daniel Adebayo in Nassaraw state, reads;
Senate Elisha Abbo, who has benefitted from #notTooYoungToRun movement and voted in as the youngest senator in Nigeria has acted irresponsibly by assaulting a helpless and defenseless nursing mother without provocation.
As a senator he is meant to be responsible, protect the right of Nigerians, instead he choose to abuse and molest a defenseless citizen.
His behaviour is abhorrent, completely unacceptable and totally condemnable.
I am appealing to Nigerians to help sign this petition, so that he can be prosecuted and brought to justice, as this will serve as a deterrent to others who might want to abuse power and perpetrate similar acts
Since the cctv footage showing the senator physically assault the sales girl went viral, there has been a major outcry by Nigerians, condemning his action and calling on the Police and Senate to act immediately.
The Senate has created an ad-hoc team to investigate the allegation. The IG of Police has also reportedly called for the arrest of the senator and his orderly.