Senator Abbo: Women Affairs Minister commends judgment of Abuja Court

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Minister of Women Affiars, Dame Pauline Tallen, has commended an Abuja High Court for slamming a fine of N50 million on Senator Elisha Abbo, representing Adamawa North Senotorial district, for assulting Ms Osimibibra Warmate in 2019.

The Minister’s reaction was contained in a press statement signed by the Ministry’s Director of  Press, Shehu Msikai.

Her reaction followed the judgement of the Abuja high court delivered on Monday, 28 September, sentencing the senator to a fine of 50 million naira for assulting the woman.

The statement said that the judgement would serve as a detterant to other male chauvinists, be they in high or low places, who take pleasure in harassing and maltreating Women.

It declared that “the Ministry of Women Affiars and other stakeholders are determined as ever to take all necessary steps to checkmate all incidences of Gender based violence.”

The minister was quoted to have said  that there were no more safe havens for “rapists, lady tomentors, and other gender based violence perpertrators in Nigeria.”

 

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