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Alleged sexual harassment: Ogun Commissioner being investigated – Police



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The Nigeria Police, Ogun State Command revealed that the State Commissioner for Environment, Hon. Abiodun Abdu-Balogun is being investigated for alledged sexual harassment of a 16 year old Secondary School girl.

Ogun Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi stated in reacting to a viral video that Hon. Abdu-Balogun attempted to harass the girl sexually.

According to the Spokesman, the outcome would be made public, when the investigation was completed, noting that the Area Commander Ogbere was already investigating the case.

But reacting to the viral video of himself attempting sexual harassment, the Commissioner denied the allegation.

In a statement he.issued and made available to journalists in Abeokuta on Saturday, he insisted that he never made any attempt to harass anyone sexually.

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It was gathered that the girl had accused the commissioner in a viral video circulating on social media that he allegedly made attempt to sexually harass her.

The statement read, “My attention has been drawn to a purported video circulating on social media of a girl alleging that I attempted to sexually harrass her”.

“Let it be noted that in my entire life and political career, I have assisted many youth to secure jobs, some are working with me in my different businesses”.

“On this said day, the girl was brought to my house by one of my loyalists who is her Uncle, to assist her get a job as a Computer Operator at the ICT Centre I facilitated while I was serving as a member of House of Representatives years back which has been moribund”.

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”But I am about to rehabilitate in order to empower more youths in our local government”.

“I met her at my sitting room for few minutes where many of my loyalists are, people that came to visit me for the New Year. I chatted with the lady for few minutes and as part of my usual gesture, I gave her some amount of money for her transportation”.

“A day after, I was informed by some people that I have been alleged to have attempted to sexually harrass the girl and I should invite the family for a meeting so as to settle the matter amicably”.

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”It was after my refusal to yield to their threats that they went ahead to make a teleguided video leading the lady on what to say to implicate me. This is purely a political blackmail by my adversaries”.

“Let me state emphatically that I never attempted to sexually harrass anyone”.

“I therefore plead with my fans and loyalists to be calm and not engage anyone on the said matter as it is been handled by the police and my legal team”.


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