The Abuja Police Command Thursday, said it has detained Senator Elisha Abbo as
investigation also began into the assault case against him.
According to Bala Ciroma, the FCT Police Commissioner, Mr. Abbo will remain behind the bars until the conclusion of the probe.
The senator representing Adama North Senatorial District was captured by security camera at an Abuja adult store battering a nursing mother who pleaded with him not to assault the storeowner.
Although the ugly indident happened last May, CCTV footage only made way into the public space on Tuesday and has since sparked unprecedentedly intensed public outrage with many calling for his prosecution.
On Wednesday, the Nigerian Senate set up a 7-member panel to probe the matter and report in two weeks.
Meanwhile, Mr Abbo Wednesday held a press conference where he expressed regret at the incident and pleaded for forgiveness.