The Government of the State of Ogun has suspended the Commissioner for the Environment, Abiodun Abudu-Balogun.
He will stay out of office until the completion of an impartial enquiry into the accusation of sexual abuse by the 16-year-old Barakat Mayowa Melojuekun.
Secretary of State Tokunbo Talabi declared the sanction in a statement on Sunday.Abudu-Balogun was ordered to cooperate fully with the Police on the probe.“As a government with zero tolerance for gender-based violence and indeed any criminality, the suspension is a further demonstration of the commitment of Prince Dapo Abiodun Administration to fairness, equity, justice and the rule of law, no matter who is involved”, the statement read.
The SSG assured the public that justice will be served in the matter.
Abudu-Balogun has been directed to immediately hand over to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment.