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Barakat Melojuekun

Alleged Sexual Harassment: Victim’s Father Wants Case Laid To Rest, But Police Says, No Going Back, Investigation Continues

Hon. Abiodun Abudu-Balogun, Ogun State Commissioner for Environment.

By Raymond Osho

Adesola Melojuekun, father of the 16-year-old girl who alleged the Ogun State Commissioner for Environment of sexual molestation has said he is no longer interested in the allegation levelled against the Ogun State Commissioner by his daughter.

Barakat Melojuekun had in a viral video on Saturday, January 2, 2021, accused the Commissioner, Abiodun Abudu-Balogun of sexually harassing her in his house by touching her breasts, caressing her, while reciting incantations.

Following the allegation, the State had in a statement on Sunday, January 3, 2021 signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Tokunbo Talabi suspended the Commissioner pending outcome of the Police investigations.

But few hours after the suspension, the 16-year-old accuser came out in another video to say she wanted the matter to be laid to rest.

The minor has also joined her father to say she does not have interest in the case anymore. Adesola said he had discovered that, “There were a few misconception and misunderstanding along the line between my daughter and the Commissioner.

Barakat Melojuekun

His words, “Having discovered this, I deem it fit to inform the public and the international community that this matter should be laid to rest.

“As the father to Melojuekun Barakat, I want to appeal to the public, the international community and the media that I don’t have interest in this matter again.

“I am withdrawing my case and I want them to support me the same way they did in the beginning of this matter”.

Meanwhile, the State Police Command has insisted on going ahead with the investigation.

The Command’s Spokeperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said that both Barakat and her father could no longer withdraw the case as it is a case against the State and not against the victim.

 

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