the police have completed an investigation of the suspended commissioner
The interrogation of the suspended Ogun State Environmental Commissioner, Abiodun Abudu-Balogun, accused of sexual harassment by teenager Barakat Melojuekun, was concluded by the Ogun State Police Command.
According to Vanguard, it is well established that Abudu-Balogun was interrogated by State Police Commissioner Edward Ajogun after the case was referred to the CID.
Recall that the 16-year-old Barakat Melojuekun in a viral video claimed that Abudu-Balogun sexually harassed her, forcibly touching her breasts, stroking her and casting spells, trying to put his hand on her head.
However, Abudu-Balogun denied the allegations, calling them political blackmail, but the governor Dapo Abiodun removed him from office for a thorough police investigation.
During a radio update in Abeokuta, the public relations officer of the state police Abimbola Oeyemi hinted that the police had closed the investigation.
According to Oeyemi, KP, Ajogun took over the investigation, personally questioning the accused commissioner, the 16-year-old prosecutor and Lasisi Sahid, an uncle who took her to Abudu-Balogun’s house.
Oeyemi explained that the command has submitted its report to the Attorney General (DPP) for further advice on this matter.
“We (the police) completed the investigation and sent our report to the Attorney General (GP) for the next step.
“Depending on the nature of the case, we will complete the investigation and send a report to the GP. It is the DPP that will inform us about the charges against the accused. We are waiting for the advice of the GP.
“You remember that the girl and her father tried to withdraw the case. But the police disagreed. It’s not theirs anymore. He is now between the police commissioner and the accused. That is why we have continued with this case in order to understand the essence of the case.
“We have done everything necessary for the investigation. In fact, it was PC himself who interrogated the accused, the prosecutor and her uncle, who took her to the house of the Environment Commissioner, ”Oyemi explained.
However, Oeyemi refused to give details of what was contained in the report submitted by the DPP by the police.
“Everyone will see the result of our investigation when the GP sends their recommendations,” – he joked.