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.
Here are some reactions gathered by DAILY POST from Twitter:
@O_Parta “Remi Tinubu or what ever her name is has no right to threaten him with suspension. They are both senators. She didn’t elect him there his people did. She took things personally and was trying to scold him like he’s her son even telling him to keep quiet and switch off his microphone.”
@Urhmanshehu “For crying out loud, Remi Tinubu has gone over bound. He is a Senator like Remi Tinubu. The matter is in Court. What else does she want?”
@Gimbakakanda “I’ve watched a longer video of the exchange between Remi Tinubu and Elisha Abbo. I get that Abbo is “underserving” of respect and has anger problem, but Senator Tinubu was unnecessarily condescending. At a point she sounded as though she’s addressing a school kid, not colleague.”
@ClassicNedu “Why is Remi Tinubu acting like she’s the President of the world? Was she not the same woman that was caught on camera displaying her ethnic bigotry towards the Igbos? How can an elected senator threaten another senator with suspension? This woman has so much guts.”
@Dammmeey “It’s a committee, do you expect Tinubu to praise him for being foolish?
@Slai4ril “He had the option not to honour the disciplinary committee but he did and beside the matter is in court so. Senator Tinubu took it personally trying to order him around. They are all senators even though a mistake was done.”
@Gashaash “Can’t see where Remi Tinubu went wrong, he must submit himself to the investigation Committee.”
@Feliboy4 “His fundamental rights should be protected! You don’t talk down on your fellow human being like that, engage him in a normal discussion and get your facts, collate and submit period.”
@Insidiouslife “I understand this Abbo man is arrogant. But what was Remi Tinubu trying to get at when she said with age. What does age have that do with anything?
Senator Remi Tinubu vs Elisha Abbo. gbas gbos.
He is still running his mouth. Sigh. pic.twitter.com/EPzfbfcN1p
— Kelvin (@IgweOfficial) July 9, 2019
Girl found dead in Delta hotel room after checking in with boys
The remains of the deceased was already decaying when it was found under the bed in the said hotel on Monday August 19, DAILY POST can report.
It was learnt that the deceased girl was severally raped to death by some boys who brought her to the hotel three days before she was found dead.
The boys reportedly hid her remains under the bed and checked out of the hotel room.
The offensive odour in the hotel attracted the management who eventually called the Police to report that a lady died in one of the rooms.
Swinging into action, the police evacuated and deposited the corpse in a morgue and shutdown the hotel.
When contacted for comments, the Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Adeyinka Adeleke confirmed the report to DAILY POST.
According to him, “It is true a lady died in a hotel in Sapele. I don’t know what killed her.”
Nigerian Arrested For Cocaine Peddling In India
A Nigerian national was arrested on Saturday in Palghar with 32 grams of cocaine, a senior police official said.
Palghar police spokesperson, Hemant Katkar, said the Nigerian known as Laysan Emanuel, 57, was arrested from Tulinj when a police patrol party found him moving suspiciously in the area.
Katkar said, “We recovered 32 grams of cocaine from him. He has been arrested under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.”
Another 31-year-old Nigerian was arrested in Delhi recently for allegedly peddling drugs after around 35 grams of cocaine was seized from him, according to a report by India Today.
IPOB attack: Lawan, Ngige, others visit Ekweremadu
On his entourage was former Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige, among others.
The visit was in solidarity following the attack on the Enugu-born politicians by members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) in Nuremberg, Germany at the weekend.
After his arrival in Abuja, Ekweremadu advised Nigerians, including Igbo leaders, to feel free to travel to any part of the world.
“I think they were just people, who were misdirected and misguided. I had the feeling they were under the influence of alcohol. They don’t represent the feelings of our people. There is nothing to worry about.
“The organisers, the Igbo in Germany, have written a letter apologising for what happened. Everybody is free to go anywhere because those ones don’t represent the behaviour of Nigerians abroad.
“For me, I have moved on. The government and authorities of Germany are free to do whatever they wish about it”, he said.
On IPOB threats to attack more Igbo leaders, especially the governors of the South East, Ekweremadu said: “Let me just say that the leaders he (Kanu) was mentioning were responsible for getting him out of jail in the first place.
“What we will do in this circumstance is to leave him to his conscience, the verdict of history, and possibly the repercussions of ingratitude. But I hope he won’t go to the extent of attacking any of the South East leaders anywhere”.
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