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Sex Scandal: Ogun state government suspends Commissioner over alleged sexual harassment of a 16 year old student (video)

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Commissioner for Environment, Abiodun Abudu-Balogun

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun has suspended the Commissioner for Environment, Abiodun Abudu-Balogun for alleged sexual harassment of a 16-year old girl.

Barakat Melojuekun, in a Facebook video submit that has now prolonged lengthy past viral, alleged that the commissioner connived with her uncle and a teacher from some one of a type secondary faculty to entice her to his house, the neighborhood he allegedly sexually harassed her with the beneficial aid of the usage of touching her breasts.

Commissioner for Environment, Abiodun Abudu-Balogun

The commissioner launched a assertion denying the allegation. He described the video as “teleguided” and “political blackmail via my adversaries.”

However, in a announcement issued on Sunday January 3, in Abeokuta, the Secretary to the State Government, Tokunbo Talabi, delivered the suspension of the commissioner pending the conclusion of an independent investigation into the allegation. He explained that the united states of the usa authorities determined to slump Abudu-Balogun to allow him to cooperate sincerely with the unbiased investigation being carried out through workable of way of the police.

“Whilst taking cognisance of the principle of a suspect being presumed innocent until proven guilty and the public statement issued by Honourable Abudu-Balogun denying the allegation, as a government with zero tolerance for gender-based violence and indeed any criminality, the suspension is a further demonstration of the commitment of Dapo Abiodun administration to fairness, equity, justice and the rule of law, no matter who is involved,” the statement read.

Talabi sure the residents that the kingdom government would do the entirety quintessential to make certain that justice used to be served in the case.

He disclosed that the suspended commissioner has been directed to hand over to the Permanent Secretary at the State Ministry of Environment.

Commissioner for Environment, Abiodun Abudu-Balogun

Barakat, a secondary school scholar in her closing year, accused the suspended commissioner of attempting to rape her. She noted she met the commissioner on Tuesday closing week, alternatively the incident surpassed off on New Year’s Eve. She cited she used to be as quickly as waiting for a bike to lift her to the workplace of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to register for the National Identification Number (NIN). While prepared at a park in Ogun Waterside Local Government Area, she mentioned the commissioner who was as soon as as soon as referred to to be using stopped the vehicle and her a lift, however she declined.

Barakat alleged that she had been receiving calls from an unknown persona who claimed to be the commissioner’s aide and two days later, she was once once reportedly taken to Abudu-Balogun’s residing via her uncle.

Although she stated that her uncle would perchance be unaware of the commissioner’s intention as he took her to his residence to function a computer, she claimed she used to be lured to his bedroom. She noted she used to be as soon as as soon as left through way of myself and allowed to go after she shouted at the pinnacle of her voice, and later narrated her ordeal to her parents who stated the case at the police station.

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