Police investigate commissioner for Environment over alleged sexual harassment

 Ogun State Command of Nigeria Police has launched an investigation into the allegations of sexual harassment of a 16 year old secondary school girl by the State Commissioner for Environment, Hon. Abiodun Abudu-Balogun.

Spokesman of the command, Abimbola Oyeyemi  disclosed this while reacting to a viral video circulating on social media that the  Environment Commissioner allegedly made attempt to sexually harass the girl.

According the police image maker, the  case is  presently being investigated by the area commander Ogbere.

He said the outcome would be made public very soon.

In the meantime , the man at the center of the crisis,  Hon Abiodun Abudu Balogun has denied the allegation leveled against him by the 16 year old girl over alleged sexual harassment.

He denied the allegation in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Saturday.

The girl had accused the commissioner in a viral video circulating on social media that he allegedly made attempt to sexually harass her.

Abudu-Balogun explained that he never made any attempt to sexually harassed the girl.

The statement read,  “My attention has been drawn to a purported video circulating on social media of a girl alleging that I attempted to sexually harrass her”.

“Let it be noted that in my entire life and political career, I have assisted many youth to secure jobs, some are working with me in my different businesses”.

“On this said day, the girl was brought to my house by one of my loyalists who is her Uncle, to assist her get a job as a Computer Operator at the ICT Centre I facilitated while I was serving as a member of House of Representatives years back which has been moribund”.

” But I am about to rehabilitate in order to empower more youths in our local government”.

“I met her at my sitting room for few minutes where many of my loyalists are, people that came to visit me for the New Year. I chatted with the lady for few minutes and as part of my usual gesture, I gave her some amount of money for her transportation”.