Ogun suspends commissioner over teenager’s sexual harassment allegation

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The Ogun State Government has suspended the Commissioner for Environment, Abiodun Abudu-Balogun.

He will remain out of office pending the conclusion of an independent investigation into an allegation of sexual harassment by a 16-year old Barakat Mayowa Melojuekun.

Secretary to the State Government, Tokunbo Talabi, announced the sanction in a statement on Sunday.

Abudu-Balogun was ordered to cooperate fully with the Police on the probe.

“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 statement read.

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The SSG assured the public that justice will be served in the matter.

Abudu-Balogun has been directed to immediately hand over to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment.

See invitation letter below:

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