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Alleged assault: Court admits CCTV footage, statements as evidence against Abbo

A Magistrates’ Court sitting in Zuba, Abuja on Tuesday admitted two discs from a CCTV footage and Certificate of Compliance as evidence in the trial of Sen. Elisha Abbo.

The police charged Abbo on July 8 for criminal force and assault which is contrary to section 263 and 264 of penal code law.

Magistrate Abdullahi Illelah held that the documents tendered were relevant and admissible in evidence.

“It is left to the court to determine if a particular document or exhibit tendered before it complies with the requirement of the law or not.

“The court hereby admits the statements of Sen. Elisha Abbo and medical report which the nominal complainant obtained from Mega EyeSight as exhibits in the trial,” he held.

Illelah adjourned the matter until January 9, 2020, for the continuation of hearing while the bail granted to Abbo continues on the same terms and conditions.

Earlier, the prosecution witness, Mr James Idachaba tendered the exhibits through the second prosecution witness Assistant Superintendent of Police Mary Daniel.

The witness told the court that she was attached to the Criminal Investigation Department, FCT Police Command and was the Investigating Police Officer in the case against the defendant (Sen. Abbo).

Daniel alleged that on May 14, the case criminal force and assault contrary to section 262, 263 and 264 of the Penal Code Law was reported at Maitama Divisional Station by the nominal complainant Ms Anyata Wormate.

She added that the case was transferred to the FCT Police Command and it was assigned to her to investigate, subsequently she went to the scene of the crime at Pleasure Chest Shop, FA45, Banex Plaza.

According to her, the shop was then locked and one Mr Onyekachi Chukwu told me that the owner of the shop travelled out of Abuja.

“On July 3, the invitation letter was sent to the nominal complainant and the defendant through the Clerk of the National Assembly.

“On July 4, the voluntary explanatory statement was obtained from the nominal complainant and the defendant also provides his statement under caution and later the defendant was later granted bail on the same day,” she said.

The witness told the court that the nominal complainant brought CCTV footage discs with a certificate of compliance and forensic analysis could not be obtained because the camera where the video was extracted was with one Kemi.

Daniel added that all efforts to get across to Kemi (a salesgirl in the shop where the incidence happened) proved abortive.

The witness said that she also went back to Maitama Divisional Police office to obtain the statement of Mrs Alaba Udeme the mother of the nominal complainant.

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