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Breaking: Women Groups rejects Senator Abbo’s Apology, writes UN
In what appears to be anger and protest against rape, Senator Elisha Abbo seems to be having its fair share the National Council for Women Society (NCWS), FCT Chapter, on Sunday formaly wrote to rejecte the apology he tendered for assaulting a nursing mother in an Abuja adult toy shop recently.
The Senator was earlier invitated by Inspector General of Police and later released on bail on Friday.
while briefing newsmen in Abuja, the leader of the group, Mrs Hadiza Umar, advocated for stiffer punishment for Abbo to serve as deterrent to people who assault women in workplace, shops or markets.
In her words: “I am here with my executives and members of NCWS FCT chapter for a peaceful demonstration on what an elected senator, who is suppose to serve us did to one of our women.
”We want to stop the barbaric habits on women either at home, in the markets, shops, workplace and everywhere in the country.
“We are women of integrity and mothers, we are not animals and we are saying no to violence against all women and the assault should stop with immediate, the woman said.
Hadiza called on the United Nations and all other international organisations to ensure prosecution of Abbo in order to guard against future occurrence.
”We reject his apology and we will do everything within the ambit of law to demand justice for our fellow woman who was assaulted.
In same vein, the Acting Secretary, FCT Social Development Secretariat (SDS), Mrs Safiya Umar, also protested, said violence against women is an international offence as clearly stipulated in the UN Convention and Beijing Charter.
Safiya further revealed that the secretariat had invitated Senator Abbo through a letter for him to come and explain what transpired.
In her words, the secretariat is very passionate about anything that affects women and children in the FCT.
Another FCT group, Gender Development Department, through their Director, Mrs Hart Agnes, added that the department would not relent in doing everything humanly possible to stop violence against children, women, and the Physically Challenged People in Abuja.
In her words: “It is our mandate to remain focus, to fight this monster that is bedeviling our society.
“It is so strange and unbecoming to us of a human being treating a fellow human being in such a disgraceful manner.
“The video we saw is mindbogglingly because some of us couldn’t sleep after watching the video.
”We are overwhelmed with issues of domestic violence in highly places, people you least expected will demonstrate that level of venom on a fellow human being,” Agnes concluded.