A Nigerian Senator, Elisha Abbo, who was caught on camera beating a woman in a sex toy shop months ago has been honoured with a Beacon of Hope award.
He was given the award at the 4th edition of the Adamawa Celebrities and Achievers Awards (ACAA).
The emergence of a video that captured Abbo assaulting a woman, Warmate Osimibibra, led to widespread outrage in July.
The incident happened in May 2019, just a month before Abbo was sworn in as a senator of the 9th Senate.
Footage of the video distributed by Premium Times showed the 41-year-old senator physically assaulting the woman, whom he accused of insulting him by calling him “a drunk”. A policeman, who stood by did nothing to protect the victim.
Mr Abbo later owned up to his actions by issuing an apology on the screen amidst tears.
He, thereafter, turned himself in to the police, who held him for a night, before granting him bail “after meeting a set of administrative conditions for his bound”.
The Abuja police command is yet to give the specific terms of the bail.
But, the lawmaker was, thereafter, arraigned before the Chief Magistrate court, Zuba, Abuja, with two
Mr Abbo, representing Adamawa North at the red chamber, is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).