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OGUN SUSPENDS COMMISSIONER FOR ALLEGED SEXUAL ASSAULT OF 16-YEAR-OLD GIRL (VIDEO)

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The Ogun State Government on Sunday evening announced the suspension of the Commissioner for Environment, Abiodun Abudu-Balogun, from office for alleged sexual harassment of a sixteen year old girl.

The government said the suspension will last pending the conclusion of an independent investigation into the allegation.

The Commissioner was alleged of sexual harassment by 16-year-old Barakat Melojuekun in a viral video.

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A statement issued in Abeokuta on Sunday by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tokunbo Talabi, said the suspension of the commissioner is to enable him to cooperate fully with the independent investigation being carried out by the Police.

The statement read “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.

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