Police insist on investigating Abu-Balogun, despite victim dropping out
Ogun police said they would continue to investigate allegations of sexual harassment against Environmental Commissioner Abiodun Abudu-Balogun.
Police spokesman Ogun Abimbola Oyemi said Police Commissioner Edward Ajogun has ordered the transfer of the case to the Criminal Investigation Office at the Elveran police headquarters in Abeokuta, the state capital, Igbere TV reported.
Oeyemi said that although the victim’s family has officially dropped the case against the commissioner, the command will continue to review the case.
He said: “The victim’s father has no right to demand that he tell the police that he is no longer bringing charges against the Commissioner because he is not our plaintiff.
“He does not appear directly in this case. The victim is his daughter, and even the daughter herself cannot refuse the case, since she is a minor.
“Secondly, the case is a crime committed against the state, so they are no longer complainants, but the police commissioner against the suspect (Abu-Balogun).
“They are just witnesses in the case. Therefore, the police are continuing their investigation to verify the authenticity of the allegations.
“The KP ruled that the case must be referred to the state criminal investigation department for proper investigation, so their position is irrelevant.”
A police spokesman assured that the case will go to court as soon as the police confirm that the incident actually happened.
Source: – Igbere TV