The Ogun State Police Command has said it will proceed with the investigation into allegations of sexual harassment against the state Commissioner for Environment, Abiodun Abudu-Balogun, by a 16-year-old girl, Barakat Melojuekun.
The command spokesman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed that the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, had ordered that the case be transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department at the Police Headquarters in Eleweran, Abeokuta.
Oyeyemi said though the victim’s family had officially withdrawn the complaint against the Abudu-Balogun, the command would still go ahead with its investigation.
Meanwhile, Barakat has pleaded with Nigerians to allow the matter to rest.
The teenager made the appeal on Sunday a few hours after Governor Dapo Abiodun announced the suspension of the embattled commission
Similarly, her father, Adesola Melojuekun, said he was no longer interested in pursuing the allegation levelled against Abudu-Balogun by his daughter.
He said on Monday that there were a few misconceptions and misunderstanding between his daughter and the commissioner.