OGUN STATE POLICE INSIST INVESTIGATION WILL CONTINUE DESPITE FAMILY OF BARAKAT WITHDRAWING ALLEGATION AGAINST COMMISSIONER FOR ENVIRONMENT
The Ogun state police command has said that the family of 16-year-old Melojuekun Barakat who accused Ogun state commissioner for environment, Abiodun Abudu-Balogun of sexually harassing her can’t stop the investigation.
This is coming after the family of the victim announced that they were withdrawing the allegation against the suspended commissioner.
However the Ogun state police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi told newsmen that the victim’s father cannot stop the investigation and charges against the commissioner as he is not the one directly involved in the case.
Oyeyemi argued that the offence was committed against the state and the position of the family is “immaterial”. He added that the state commissioner for police, Edward Ajogun has ordered that the case be transferred to the criminal investigation department at the police headquarters in Eleweran, Abeokuta, for proper investigation.