National Council of Women Societies (NCWS) says the physical assault of a woman by the senator representing Adamawa North, Elisha Abbo, is assault on womanhood.
Concise News reports that the National President of the council, Gloria Shoda, said this in a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja.
The lawmaker was caught on a camera installed in a sex toy shop assaulting the woman.
Although the video surfaced online on Tuesday, July 2, the incident was reported to have occurred on 11 May, a month before Abbo was sworn in as senator.
The lawmaker has since apologised to mothers, Nigerians, his party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the National Assembly, his family, the victim and her family as well as all people who were embarrassed by his conduct.
But the aforementioned association of Nigerian women appears not to be buying his apology, saying “apology was not enough, something must be done to deter others.”
According to Shoda, the council seriously condemns such act, adding that the law must take its course.
She stated that “on behalf of NCWS, I thank the Inspector General of Police for calling for Sen. Abbo’s arrest.
“I also commend the Senate for setting up a committee to probe the senator and I pray it will not only end there.
“I want the IG to ensure that Abbo faces the law, he should not only be arrested but let him be charged to court and whatever the law says on assault, let him face it
“It is time we make people face the consequences of their actions. We should not allow people like this in leadership positions.
“Women have been suffering various forms of assault and we want the senator’s case to be used to get justice for them.”