The Catholic Bishop of Minna Diocese, Most Rev. Martin Uzoukwu, has advised Sen. Elisha Abbo, (PDP Adamawa) to repent and tender an unreserved apology to Nigerians.
The Bishop condemned the action of the senator and called it a national embarrassment, Daily Post reports.
“How can a distinguished Senator descend so low in slapping a nursing mother that he is supposed to be protecting as an ordinary Nigerian,” he asked.
The Bishop noted that the action of Sen. Elisha is already gathering national momentum as several Nigerians, especially women groups are calling on the police not to allow the senator to go unpunished.
He commended the President of the Senate, Sen. Ahmad Lawan for setting up a seven-member ad-hoc committee to investigate the matter and report back in two weeks at plenary.
Uzoukwu said that investigating the matter and prosecuting whosoever was involved, would add value and credibility to the National Assembly in the eyes of Nigerians and international community.
Sen. Abbo was caught on camera that went viral assaulting a woman at a sex toy shop in Abuja.
It was alleged in some media reports that Abbo descended on the nursing mother after she pleaded with him not to assault the shop owner, whom the senator had accused of insulting him and calling him a drunk.
The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has ordered a full investigation of the matter, including the forensic analysis of the video currently in circulation as well as the actions and inactions of the policeman seen in the video footage.