Ogun Govt suspends commissioner over alleged sexual harassment




The government has suspended the for Environment, Abiodun Abudu-Balogun.

Mr Abudu-Balogun was suspended from office over an allegation of a 16-year-old girl identified as Barakat Mayowa Melojuekun.

In a statement issued on Sunday issued in Abeokuta, the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Tokunbo Talabi, announced the suspension of the pending the conclusion of an independent into the allegation.

He explained that the state government decided to suspend Abudu-Balogun to enable him to cooperate fully with the independent 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 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 has been directed to hand over to the at the State Ministry of Environment.

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