Trial of Sen. Ekisha Abbo, who allegedly assaulted a nursing mother in Abuja has been fixed by a Zuba Chief Magistrates’ Court for Monday, Aug. 20.
He is charged for an offence of criminal force and assault which, is contrary to section 263 and 264 of penal code.
Magistrate Abdullahi Ilelah has ordered the prosecution counsel to supply the defendant’s counsel with all the materials he intends to rely on to defend his client.
Ilelah adjourned the case until Aug. 20 for hearing.
The prosecution counsel had told the court that Abbo was arraigned on July 8, based on preliminary investigation.
Idachaba further told the court that he received the case file late and the video that had gone viral was an electronically generated video, which needed to be properly investigated.
He asked for an adjournment to complete investigation in the matter and to enable him serve the defendant counsel all the materials he intend to rely on.
Idachaba cited sections 350(2) of the Administration of the Criminal Justice Act 2015, adding that it is mandatory for the prosecution to serve the defendant counsel with all prove of evidences before trail commences.
He prayed the court to grant him date to open his case against the defendant and to enable him comply with the order 350(2) of ACJA 2015.
Mr Adegbite Adeniyi, counsel to the Senator Abbo, did not oppose the oral application made by the prosecution counsel.
He prayed the prosecution to serve him with all the evidence, which he intend to rely on before the adjourn date.
Sen. Abbo who represents Adamawa North senatorial zone was docked on July 8 for allegedly assaulting a nursing mother, Warmate Osimibibra.
The police alleged that the Senator committed the offence on May 11 at Pleasure Chest Shop FA 45, located at Barnex Plaze Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse II Abuja.
He also alleged that Abbo slapped the complainant severally on her face and forcefully dragging her shirt without provocation.