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An annual Football competition ended on a violent as loyalists of Senator Elisha Abbo allegedly assaulted a former Aide Silas Daniel for defecting to the People’s Democratic Party and sponsoring football competition in Adamawa state .
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that Daniel, was a former Personal Assistant (PA) to Abbo, was a member of the All Progressives Congress sustained grievous injuries.
The Senator’s loyalists reportedly unleashed machetes, daggers and clubs attacks on Daniel allegedly on the order of the lawmaker.
Abbo became infamous in a similar circumstance when he assaulted a nursing mother at a intimacy gadget shop in Abuja two years ago. The incident was captured by a CCTV camera.
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that Daniel
was in a critical condition at the Adamawa/German Hospital, Yola after he was reportedly manhandled on December 23, 2021, in the Mubi Local Government Area, during a football competition, which he had sponsored.
PLATFORM TIMES further gathered that
the football tournament had attracted young people to Daniel which Senator Abbo, saw as a threat to his popularity among the youths.
Narrating his ordeal , the victim said, “Senator Abbo had recruited the thugs and detailed them to kill me.
“I parted ways with him when he defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC); ever since he’s been plotting to harm me.
“When I announced this year’s annual football competition on our Fali tribal WhatsApp platform, he (Abbo) opposed it, saying it was improper for an individual to sponsor the event.
“He insisted that the tournament must be taken away from me and managed by Fali Cultural Development Association.
“He had no problems with individual sponsorship of the events previously because I gave credit to him back then when I served as his Personal Assistant.
“Now that we have severed ties, I’m in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), he saw the event as a threat to his popularity among the youths, therefore, he wanted it scuttled.
“During the grand finale on December 23, 2021, while a football match was being played at Vintim playground; the senator’s thugs, led by one of the policemen attached to him, pounced on me with machetes, daggers and clubs.
“They macheted my head, my back and stripped me almost necked, leaving only boxers on me.
“They carted away my handbag containing money, N200,000, two iPhones, one iTel phone and one Nokia phone
“The boys playing football had to abandon the match and run to rescue me,” he said.
When contacted, Senator Abbo’s media aide, Michael Bolgent, promised to call back but had not done so as of the time of filing this report.