Pastor Alfred Dari, father of Emily Eric, the acclaimed wife of Senator Elisha Abbo, who was caught on camera assaulting a woman in a sextoy shop in Abuja, has disclosed that the senator allegedly abducted his daughter from home since January 2016 and has not paid her dowry.
Emily Eric is the wife to Senator Abbo, who became popular on social media after a CCTV footage of her embattled husband who was beating a nursing mother in a sex toyshop in Abuja emerged online.
Emily claimed that Abbo was innocent of the accusation even with the video evidence. Speaking exclusively to LEADERSHIP in Abuja on Friday, Pastor Dari claimed he has never seen Sen Abbo one-on-one till date.
The clergyman said: ‘‘My wife has called him on several occasions to explain why he took away our daughter but he always answered us harshly before ending the call. ‘’Several times he either shunned us or threatened to deal with my wife or any other family member who attempts to trail him to Abuja to bring our daughter back home.’’ .
He said that Sen Abbo has never met with them, as the parents of his acclaimed wife, to declare his intention or pay her bride price as tradition demands. ‘’If the senator has paid a dime for her dowry, he should show evidence to the world,’’ he said. Speaking further, Dari said he believed that his daughter had been hypnotised by the senator.
He said he was surprised to hear the news that Emily gave birth to a baby with Sen Abbo in the year 2018.
In April 2016, when my daughter Emily, traveled to visit her sister in Abuja, she returned and told me that somebody promised both her and her sister a job in a dairy farm in Abuja. I reluctantly allowed her to go after a lot of considerations. ‘
’When she came back home six months later, I refused to let her return to Abuja but she insisted and left. She spent few days at home then. But last year, 2018, we only got to hear that Emily, our daughter, had given birth to a baby for Abbo. ‘’We were all surprised because he never came to us nor did he recognise us as her parents. He never paid her dowry.