The Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun has interrogated the Ogun State Commissioner for Setting, Abiodun Abudu-Balogun, who was accused of sexual harassment by a youngster, Barakat Melojuekun.
DAILY POST learnt that Abudu-Balogun was grilled by the Police Commissioner himself after the case was transferred to the State Legal Investigation Division.
Recall that the 16-year-old Barakat Melojuekun had in a viral video alleged that Abudu-Balogun sexually harassed her by forcefully touching her breasts, caressing her and saying some incantations with an try to put his hand on her head.
Although Abudu-Balogun debunked the allegations, describing it as political blackmail, it didn’t cease Governor Dapo Abiodun from suspending him to permit for an intensive police investigation.
Whereas giving replace on a Household FM Abeokuta programme monitored by DAILY POST on Wednesday, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi hinted that the police has concluded its investigation.
In accordance with Oyeyemi, the CP, Ajogun took cost of the investigation as he personally questioned the accused Commissioner, the 16-year-old accuser and Lasisi Saheed, the uncle that took her to Abudu-Balogun’s home.
In his phrases, Oyeyemi defined that the command has submitted its report back to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).
“We (The police) have concluded our investigation and we now have forwarded our report back to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) to know the subsequent step.
“In accordance with the character of the case, we are going to conclude our investigation and ahead the report back to the DPP. It’s the DPP that can now advise us on what the accused will probably be charged for. We’re ready for the recommendation from the DPP.
“You’ll do not forget that the lady and her father made efforts to withdraw the case. However the police didn’t comply with that. The case is not any extra their very own. It’s now between the Commissioner of Police and the accused. That’s why we continued with this case to get to the basis of the matter.
“We’ve got carried out all that’s needed in our investigation. Actually, it was the CP himself that interrogated the accused particular person, the accuser and her uncle that took her to the home of the Commissioner for Setting,” Oyeyemi defined.
Requested, the PPRO refused to present particulars of what was within the report forwarded to the DPP by the police.
“All people will see the end result of our investigation by the point the DPP sends its suggestions,” he quipped.