More Troubles For Ogun Environment Commissioner, As Gov. Abiodun Suspends Him Over Alleged Sexual Harassment - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS

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More Troubles For Ogun Environment Commissioner, As Gov. Abiodun Suspends Him Over Alleged Sexual Harassment



ABEOKUTA - The Ogun state government has announced the immediate suspension of the Commissioner for Environment, Hon. Abiodun Abudu-Balogun over alleged sexual harassment of a 16-year old Barakat Mayowa Melojuekun.



THE ENCOUNTER NEWS on Saturday reports that, a 16year-old girl, Barakat Mayowa accused the Commissioner of sexually harassing when she paid a visit to the Commissioner's residence on the new year eve. 


But the state government in a statement issued by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tokunbo Talabi, the suspension was to make the commissioner cooperate with the independent investigation being carried out by the Police.


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The SSG said “Whilst taking cognizance of the principle of a suspect being presumed innocent until proven guilty and the public statement issued by Hon. 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 Prince Dapo Abiodun Administration to fairness, equity, justice and the rule of law, no matter who is involved.


“The government assures the public that it will do everything to ensure that justice is served in this case. In the meantime, the suspended Commissioner has been directed to hand over to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment, the statement concluded”.


Talabi said the government would ensure that justice is served in the case.

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