Sexual Harrassment: We Will Still Probe Ogun Commissioner – Police

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Despite pleas by the teenager and her father withdraw the sexual assault charge against the Commissioner for Environment, Abiodun Abudu-Balogun, the Ogun Command has insisted that would investigate the matter.

The spokesman for the command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed that the , Edward Ajogun, had ordered that the case be transferred the Criminal Department at the Police Headquarters in Eleweran, Abeokuta.

He Said;

“The father of the victim has no locus standi tell the police that he is no longer pressing charges against the commissioner, because he is the to .

“He is the person who was directly involved in the case. The victim is his daughter and even the daughter herself cannot withdraw the complaint, because she is an underage.

“Secondly, the case is an offence allegedly committed against the , so they are no longer complainants; is the versus the suspect.

“They (father and daughter) are just witnesses in the case. So, the police are going with our to confirm the authenticity of the claims.

“The CP has directed that the case should be transferred to the CID for proper ; so, is immaterial.

“We cannot conclude that the case will be charged until when we confirm that the offence was actually committed; if the offence was actually committed, we will hesitate to charge and see the case to a logical conclusion.”

Meanwhile, Barakat has pleaded with Nigerians to allow the matter to rest.