Senator Abbo faces Court action over allegation against Appeal Court President, others

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Elisha Abbo, a former lawmaker who represented Adamawa North in the Senate, has been given an ultimatum by the president of the Court of Appeal, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, to prove his allegations of bribery or face court action for false allegations.

Senator Abbo was ordered to apologise to the appeals court president, Justice Chioma Iheme, and the entire judiciary for the bribery allegations.

Uwemedimo Nwoko, a senior advocate in Nigeria and former attorney general of Akwa Ibom state, insists that the former senator either prepare for court action to establish his bribery allegations or apologise for making unsubstantiated allegations.

He further notes that the former lawmaker has not produced any evidence to substantiate his allegations of bribery against the judiciary.

On 1st February Abbo in at a press conference accused the President of the Court of Appeal and others of taking bribes in the judgment that ousted him from the Senate.