Senator Elisha Abbo‘s wife, Emily Eric, has declared that her husband is innocent of all allegations levelled against him.
TriotiNaija had reported that Senator Abbo (PDP-Adamawa North), Nigeria’s youngest senator, was caught hitting the woman after she begged him not to assault the shopowner whom the lawmaker accused of insulting him.
It was gathered that the assault occurred on May 11 a month before he was sworn in on June 11.
The assault was reported on May 14 at the Maitama Area Command Headquarters on Nile Street, but the police told the victim to go look for the Senator’s telephone number or they would not be able to do anything about it.
Reacting in a post that has since been deleted from Facebook, Emily backed her husband.
She wrote: “I stand with you babana. And we will always stand for truth.
“My husband is innocent of what people are saying against him.”