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Kate Henshaw, Hilda Dokubo, kick against Senator Abbo as AGN Patron

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The never aging Nigerian actress, has kicked against the decision of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, to select Senator Elisha Abbo as a patron of the guild.

Kate Henshaw

In a social media post recently, the Cross River born actress who wondered if this was the best the leadership of the AGN could come out with as their patron, said “Still waiting on your response @emekarollas …..I will reach out to you again like I did yesterday and I would like you to kindly explain what thought processes led to this! The Actors Guild of Nigeria deserves better and this is definitely not it!!!”

Kate Henshaw is not the only actress to kick against Senator’s Abbo appointment, as , another veteran, also recently kicked against this selection, tagging senator Abbo a woman abuser.

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An abuser of women as Patron of Actors Guild of Nigeria is an unpardonable abuse of the rights of all the females in the creative space especially #actors. We must stop every attempt at rubbishing our values as a people with such appointments in whatever guise. Consequently, Senator Abbo #sextoysenator must be delisted from our list of Patrons now. @k8henshaw @ajokesilva @ibinabofiberesima @uchejumbo @shangeorgefilms @omonioboli @monalisacode @ritadominic @iamshaffybello @realomosexy @genevievennaji @uzoosimkpa @stelladamasus @stephanielinus @mofedamijo @nfvcb @alibabagcfr @gideonokeke.ng @@oshinbose @bimboakintola @iniedo @instablog9ja @bimboademoye @actionaidnigeria @fida.nigeria @unwomen @bbcnews @drjoeodumakin @macfound Please keep tagging all stakeholders until he either steps aside or gets delisted by those who appointed him #saveourwomen #artislife #stopviolenceagainstwomen #savethecreativespace #freetalkszone

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The Inspector-General of the Nigeria Police ordered an investigation into the incident. The Senate also set up an investigative panel head by Senator Sam Egwu to do a thorough investigation in the incident and report back to the Senate within two weeks.

Senator Ishaku Elisha Abbo

At the first sitting of the panel a heated argument ensued between Senators Abbo and Oluremi Tinubu on the method to be adopted. Abbo had asked the panel to conduct its investigation off camera.

Hilda Dokubo
Hilda Dokubo

Before his arraignment in the magistrate court for criminal assault where he also pleaded not guilty, Abbo issued a public apology. He was consequently released on bail.

Hilda Dokubo opines that the guild appoints patrons based on brand gains and the allegations of woman beating trailing Abbo does not put the guild in a positive light.

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