Abiodun Suspends Commissioner over Alleged Sexual Harassment
The Ogun State Government says it has suspended the Commissioner for Environment, Abiodun Abudu-Balogun, from office for alleged sexual harassment of an underage girl.
The government said the suspension will last pending the conclusion of an independent investigation into the allegation.
Galaxy News reports that the Commissioner was accused of sexual harassment by a 16-year-old Barakat Melojuekun.
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.
Meanwhile, the suspended Commissioner has been directed to hand over to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment