Senator Elisha Abbo lashed at the Senate committee hearing his alleged case of assault on a shop attendant in a sex toy shop and asked them not to threaten him with suspension.
The embattled senator who spoke while appearing before the panel which was headed Sen. Sam Egwu (PDP-Ebonyi) said since the case is already in court, then he would not make any comment.
What he said in full:
“Dear colleagues, I won’t sit here and allow this committee to threaten me with suspension.
“Is it out of place for me to say I’m not addressing you since this matter is before a court of law of competent jurisdiction?
“I came here to honor you as colleagues after receiving an SMS inviting me here.
“Just the same way I have received SMS from the police. I was arrested, detained and charged to court over this matter. Yet, I’m here out of respect for you as colleagues.
“I want you to remember that this matter is before a court of competent jurisdiction and I don’t want to go to contempt of the Court,” he said.
After some arguments which threw the venue into a little rowdiness, the chairman urged all parties to remain calm.