Ogun commissioner suspended over alleged sexual harassment of 16-year-old girl

Abiodun Abudu-Balogun, the commissioner of environment in Ogun State, has been suspended.

The suspension is sequel to an alleged sexual harassment from a 16-year old girl named Barakat Melojuekun.

Miss Melojuekun, had in a trending social media video clip seen by TODAY POLITICS, narrated how the commissioner sexually harassed her towards the end of last year.

She narrated how she was tricked on the pretext of being given a job and whisked to the home of Mr Abudu-Balogun who then made sexual advances at her but could not get her laid at last.

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Reacting to the development, the state government through its secretary, Tokunbo Talabi, announced the suspension of the accused Sunday evening.

Mr Talabi said the suspension became necessary so as to enable Abudu-Balogun cooperate fully with the independent investigation being carried out by 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 added.

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