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SENATOR representing Adamawa North, Elisha Abbo, alleged to have assaulted a nursing mother, has on Monday pleaded not guilty.

Abbo was arraigned on two counts of criminal charges at the Chief Magistrate court, Zuba on Monday.

He had pleaded not guilty to both charges, sidestepping his admission of wrongdoing and an apology to both the victims and Nigeria last Wednesday, Premium times reports.

The court had granted the senator bail of N5 million on counts of criminal assault.

The magistrate said Abbo must present two competent sureties to the court to secure his appearance in subsequent hearings on the criminal charges.

Abbo, had on Friday, June 5,  allegedly assaulted a nursing mother, at a sex toy shop, in Abuja, following a viral video disclosed by Premium Times.

The video clip had drawn a national wide outrage calling on the immediate prosecution of the lawmaker.

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Consequently, Abboh had in a press statement, apologised to the family of the assaulted, maintaining such an attitude does not describe his personality.

“I have never been known or associated with such actions in the past.”

He surrendered also to the police of the FCT, which led to his arrest on Friday but was granted bail afterward.

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