Former Lawmaker Faces Court Action Over Allegation Against Appeal Court President, Others

Former Senator Elisha Abbo, who previously represented Adamawa North in the Senate, has been given an ultimatum regarding his allegations of bribery against the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem. He has been directed to either substantiate his claims or face legal action for making false allegations.

In addition to establishing the veracity of his allegations, Senator Abbo has been urged to issue an apology to Justice Chioma Iheme, the President of the Appeal Court, as well as to the entire judiciary, for leveling unsubstantiated accusations.

Uwemedimo Nwoko, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and former Attorney General of Akwa Ibom state, emphasized that Senator Abbo has failed to provide any evidence to support his claims of bribery within the judiciary. Nwoko asserts that Abbo must either be prepared to face legal consequences for his allegations or publicly retract and apologize for making baseless accusations. This ultimatum underscores the seriousness of making unfounded claims against judicial figures and the necessity of accountability in such matters.

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.