Embattled Sen. Ishiaku Abbo (PDP-Adamawa) on Tuesday challenged members of the Senate investigative panel handling his alleged case of assault on a nursing mother not to threaten him with suspension. The Senator in a viral video, which has again stirred reactions online, spoke when he appeared before the 6-man panel set up by the Senate to investigate him. Abbo, who appeared before his colleagues at exactly 3.15 p.m., told them that the matter was already before the court, hence he would not make comments that could amount to prejudice of the Court process. Drama started when he said that he had no business appearing and making comments about the matter anywhere. He also refused to allow the clerk of the panel to put him on oath, as usual. Sen. Oluremi Tinubu (APC-Lagos), who is also a member of the panel, expressed displeasure over Abbo’s comment and insistence before the panel. “This matter has affected the Senate as an institution and we have been mandated to investigate it. You can’t sit there on the other side and dictate the modalities and approach we follow to us as committee. “We are trying to protect the Senate and hear from you, but we can also suspend you because of your attitude.” At this point, Abbo flared up and said he won’t allow the committee to threaten him with suspension, having earlier informed it that the matter is before a court. The viral video of Senator Elisha Abbo threatening Tinubu and Senate committee over his suspension has continued to stir reactions online. Some Nigerians are in defense of Tinubu adding that Abbo deserves to be threatened; however, others are of the opinion that Mrs. Tinubu was rude to her colleague.
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