The commissioner was handed the suspension by the Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun.
He was suspended over an allegation of sexual harassment, levelled against him by a 16-year-old, Barakat Melojuekun.
The governor announced the suspension in a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tokunbo Talabi.
According to the statement, the suspension became imperative so as to enable the commissioner to cooperate fully with the independent investigation being carried out by the police.
The statement said:
“Whilst taking cognizance of the principle of a suspect being presumed innocent until proven guilty and the public statement issued by Hon. Abudu-Balogun denying the allegation, 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 government assured the public that it would do everything to ensure that justice is served in this case.
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