A Zuba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Abuja on Monday fixed August 20, for the trial of Sen. Elisha Abbo who allegedly assaulted a nursing woman in Abuja.
The offence borders on criminal force and assault which is contrary to section 263 and 264 of the penal code.
The Magistrate, Abdullahi Ilelah, ordered the prosecution counsel, to supply the defendant’s counsel with all the materials he intends to rely on to defend his client.
The prosecution counsel, Idachaba told the court that he received the case file late and the video that has gone viral is an electronically generated video which needed to be properly investigated.
He prayed the court to grant him an adjournment to complete investigation in the matter and to enable him serve the defendant counsel all the materials he intends to rely on.
He 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 the prove of evidence before a trail commence.
Mr Adegbite Adeniyi, Counsel to Senator Abbo did not oppose the oral application made by the prosecution counsel.
Adeniyi prayed the prosecution to serve him with all the evidence which he intends to rely on before the adjourned date.
Sen. Abbo who represents Adamawa North senatorial Zone was docked on July 8 for allegedly assaulting a nursing mother, one Warmate Osimibibra
The police alleged that the Senator committed the offence on May 11 at Pleasure Chest Shop FA 45 Located at Bannex Plaze Aminu Kano Crescent Wuse II Abuja.