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Falana On Elisha Abbo: Senators Have No Right To Question Abbo Over Assault by doris00: 10:42am On Jul 10
Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana has said that the Senate ad hoc committee was wrong to have questioned embattled lawmaker, Senator Elisha Abbo, on Tuesday.

Falana said although the Senate had a right to discipline its members, Abbo could not be questioned because the matter was already in court and questioning him now would amount to subjudice.

He noted that Abbo had already been arraigned before a magistrate court, pleaded not guilty and granted bail.

The senior advocate noted that the Senate rules clearly state that when a matter is before a court of law, the Senate cannot discuss such a matter.

The activist said, “We all watched the video showing the senator allegedly assaulting a lady but we all demanded justice and the police have already arraigned him. The matter is now before a court and Senator Abbo is a defendant.

“It is, therefore, wrong for the Senate to sit and investigate a matter publicly while the matter is ongoing in court. That is subjudice. The Senate rules are clear that when a matter is in court, the Senate does not dabble into it.”

Abbo, who represents Adamawa-North senatorial district, was caught on video assaulting a shop attendant in a intimacy gadget shop.

The video sparked outrage across the country with different rights groups demanding his prosecution.

The Senate President subsequently set up an ad hoc committee headed by Senator Sam Egwu of Ebonyi State while Lagos Central lawmaker, Senator Tinubu; Senator Stella Oduah of Anambra-North, Mathew Urhoghide, Dauda Aliu Jika, Sani Musa, and Danladi Sankara are members.

The committee was asked to submit its report within two weeks.

Before the committee could sit on Tuesday, however, the police had already arraigned Abbo the previous day.


https://www.google.com/amp/s/punchng.com/why-remi-tinubu-other-senators-have-no-right-to-question-abbo-over-adult-toy-shop-assault-falana/amp/

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Re: Falana On Elisha Abbo: Senators Have No Right To Question Abbo Over Assault by Cioccolata: 10:48am On Jul 10
I totally concur. The senators hovering over him are after career boast which equals more political votes.

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Re: Falana On Elisha Abbo: Senators Have No Right To Question Abbo Over Assault by femolacqua(m): 10:49am On Jul 10
This is Nigeria, anything can happen.

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Re: Falana On Elisha Abbo: Senators Have No Right To Question Abbo Over Assault by Tamasaba: 10:49am On Jul 10
It just doesn't make sense. In as much as physical assault is a criminal offence, he is still an accused. So as a smart individual, who knows the matter is in court already, it's best he says nothing without his counsel giving him the nod coz he might say what would further indict him.

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Re: Falana On Elisha Abbo: Senators Have No Right To Question Abbo Over Assault by oz4real83(m): 10:57am On Jul 10
What did u expect from lawless legislators? A senate committee led by corrupt ex-governor, questioning another lawless and unrepentant legislator over a matter that is already before the court is a comedy I don't understand.

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Re: Falana On Elisha Abbo: Senators Have No Right To Question Abbo Over Assault by Oshin56(m): 1:08pm On Jul 10
They will not listen to you baba, but forward it to falz then go hear am.

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Re: Falana On Elisha Abbo: Senators Have No Right To Question Abbo Over Assault by Iyajelili(f): 1:10pm On Jul 10
Let's listen to the learned one

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Re: Falana On Elisha Abbo: Senators Have No Right To Question Abbo Over Assault by landforeast: 1:11pm On Jul 10
Of course since the Case is already in Court, they have no right to question him, pending the outcome of the judgement. The Lawmakers should have known this.


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Re: Falana On Elisha Abbo: Senators Have No Right To Question Abbo Over Assault by ForeThinker: 1:11pm On Jul 10
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Re: Falana On Elisha Abbo: Senators Have No Right To Question Abbo Over Assault by nwakibie3(m): 1:12pm On Jul 10
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Re: Falana On Elisha Abbo: Senators Have No Right To Question Abbo Over Assault by ghost3040: 1:12pm On Jul 10
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Re: Falana On Elisha Abbo: Senators Have No Right To Question Abbo Over Assault by paroh137(m): 1:12pm On Jul 10
My own problem is Tinubu telling the man "Do you want us to protect you or you want to be on your own?"
Protrect him for and from what please?

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Re: Falana On Elisha Abbo: Senators Have No Right To Question Abbo Over Assault by MrAnele(m): 1:13pm On Jul 10
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Re: Falana On Elisha Abbo: Senators Have No Right To Question Abbo Over Assault by kendo60(m): 1:13pm On Jul 10
Lawless nation, where the law makers are above the law. Ndi Ara

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Re: Falana On Elisha Abbo: Senators Have No Right To Question Abbo Over Assault by AntiWailer: 1:13pm On Jul 10
Matter is before a court of law.
Re: Falana On Elisha Abbo: Senators Have No Right To Question Abbo Over Assault by sojayy(m): 1:14pm On Jul 10
This abbo's saga is clearly a "case of what goes around comes around".......n some political bullies are taking turns to bite him hard.

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Re: Falana On Elisha Abbo: Senators Have No Right To Question Abbo Over Assault by deafeyez: 1:14pm On Jul 10
I love the way Abbo acted, he acted like a man.

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Re: Falana On Elisha Abbo: Senators Have No Right To Question Abbo Over Assault by apcmustwin: 1:14pm On Jul 10
nONSENSE
Re: Falana On Elisha Abbo: Senators Have No Right To Question Abbo Over Assault by ghost3040: 1:15pm On Jul 10
Messi should tender an honest apology to CONMEBOL and its officials over his uncouth and unfounded utterances to salvage the little dignity left of him.

That's my honest opinion on this issue.

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Re: Falana On Elisha Abbo: Senators Have No Right To Question Abbo Over Assault by oobinna: 1:15pm On Jul 10
landforeast:
Of course since the Case is already in Court, they have no right to question him, pending the outcome of the judgement. The Lawmakers should have known this.


Are they really law makers or "breakers?"

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Re: Falana On Elisha Abbo: Senators Have No Right To Question Abbo Over Assault by DonKalidon: 1:15pm On Jul 10
Man wey sabi
Re: Falana On Elisha Abbo: Senators Have No Right To Question Abbo Over Assault by LibertyRep: 1:16pm On Jul 10
They just wan take the guy shine.

Please remind me what haopened to the Senator alleged to have led thugs into invading the Senate and making away with the mace? That was an assault that happened right under their nose and they couldn't resolve it or punish the alleged offender.

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Re: Falana On Elisha Abbo: Senators Have No Right To Question Abbo Over Assault by dfrost: 1:16pm On Jul 10
ghost3040:
Messi should tender an honest apology to CONMEBOL and its officials over his uncouth and unfounded utterances to salvage the little dignity left of him.

That's my honest opinion on this issue.

grin shocked kwale weed oOo

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Re: Falana On Elisha Abbo: Senators Have No Right To Question Abbo Over Assault by millhouse: 1:17pm On Jul 10
Cioccolata:
I totally concur. The senators hovering over him are after career boast which equals more political votes.
lol sharp Senator .. he knows with his colleagues justice will be served .. but with d courts justice could be delayed , if possible denied !

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Re: Falana On Elisha Abbo: Senators Have No Right To Question Abbo Over Assault by NwaJozi: 1:18pm On Jul 10
Na true but
Re: Falana On Elisha Abbo: Senators Have No Right To Question Abbo Over Assault by jaxxy(m): 1:19pm On Jul 10
The slapping senator shud be punished period. It must be Smtn that will deter him from repeating such act for a 2nd or 3rd time.

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