Police Begin Investigation As Sexual Harassment Allegation Hits Ogun Commissioner - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Saturday, January 2, 2021

Police Begin Investigation As Sexual Harassment Allegation Hits Ogun Commissioner

...Allegation Pure Political Blackmail By My Adversaries, Says Hon. Abudu - Balogun

                              •The girl
Ogun State Police  Command on Saturday said it has commenced investigation into the sexual harassment allegation brought  against a former House of the Representatives member and serving Commissioner for Environment in the state,  Hon. Abiodun  Abudu - Balogun.

An underaged girl had in a trending video alleged that Hon. Abiodun Abudu  - Balogun sexually harassed her when she visited him in his house while seeking help for employment as a Computer operator.

This is coming at a time 'romance -stories - gone - awry' are also trending separately about the billionaire industrialist, Aliko Dangote and Managing Director of  First City Monument Bank(FCMB), Adam Nuru.

For the Ogun Commissioner,  in the said video, the girl alleged among other things that the former Reps member fondled with her breasts but Abudu - Balogun has denied the allegations, dismissing it as 
as "pure political blackmail" by his  "adversaries."

In a reaction to the allegation, the Environment Commissioner said the girl was teleguided to make the sexual harassment video, stating emphatically that he never attempted to sexually harrass the girl or anyone.

He added that the matter is already being handled by the Police and his legal team, pleading with his fans and loyalists to remain calm and not engage anyone on the said issue. 
He said: "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 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. 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."

Meanwhile, the Ogun State Police Command through its Public Relations Officer,  Abimbola Oyeyemi, said investigation has commenced in respect  of the sexual harassment allegations, stressing that the outcome would be made public when it is concluded.

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