BREAKING: Commissioner suspended for sexually harassing 16year-old

Ogun commissioner accused of rape

The Commissioner for Environment, Abiodun Abudu-Balogun has been suspended by the Ogun state government for sexually molesting a 16years old girl, identified as Barakat Mayowa Melojuekun.

According to reports, Mr Abudu-Balogun was suspended on Sunday from office over an allegation of sexual harassment.
In a statement, the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Tokunbo Talabi, declared the suspension of the commissioner pending the conclusion of an independent investigation into the allegation.

“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 assured the residents that the stated government would do everything necessary to ensure that justice was 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.

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