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Sexual harassment: Victim withdraws case, Ogun police insist on investigation

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Adesola Melojuekun, father of the 16-year-old girl who accused Ogun State Commissioner for Environment, Abiodun Abudu-Balogun, of sexual harassment has withdrawn the case against the commissioner.

The girl, Barakat Melojuekun, has also come out to say she is longer interested in pursuing the case and pleads that the matter be laid to rest.

But the Ogun State police command said it would go ahead with the investigation, adding that the accusers could no longer withdraw the case.

Barakat, in a viral video on Saturday, January 2, 2021, alleged the commissioner sexually harassed her in his house by touching her breasts, caressing her, while reciting incantations.

Following the allegation, the state government in a statement on Sunday, January 3, 2021 signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Tokunbo Talabi, suspended the commissioner, pending outcome of the police investigation.

But few hours after the suspension, the 16-year-old accuser came out in another video to say she wanted the matter to be laid to rest.

She also joined her father to say she had no longer have interest in the case.

Her father also said he had discovered that “there were some misconception and misunderstanding along the line between my daughter and the Commissioner.

He said, “Having discovered this, I deem it fit to inform the public and the international community that this matter should be laid to rest.

“As the father to Melojuekun Barakat, I want to appeal to the public, the international community and the media that I don’t have interest in this matter again.”

But the state police command insisted on going ahead with the investigation.

The Police Public Relations Officer for the command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed that the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, had ordered that the case be transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department at the Police headquarters in Eleweran, Abeokuta, the state capital.

The PPRO said despite that the victim’s family had officially withdrawn the case against the Commissioner, the command would go ahead with the case.

He said, “The father of the victim has no locus standi to tell the police that he’s no longer pressing charges against the commissioner because he is not our complainant.

“He is not the person that was directly involved in the case. The victim is his daughter and even the daughter herself cannot withdraw the case because she is underage.

“Secondly, the case is an offence committed against the state. So, they are no longer complainants; it is the Commissioner of Police versus the suspect (Abudu-Balogun).

“They are just witnesses in the case. So, the police are going on with investigations to confirm the authenticity of the claims.

“The CP has directed that the case should be transferred to the State CID for proper investigations, so their position is immaterial.

“We cannot conclude that the case will be charged to court until when we confirm that the offence was actually committed. If the offence was actually committed, we will not hesitate to charge it to court and see the case to a logical conclusion.”

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Customs burst cross-border criminal syndicate, seize fake $6m, forged passports

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Four members of cross border criminal syndicate were on Thursday arrested at Seme border with fake $6 million and a number of other prohibited items.

Seme border Customs Area Comptroller, Dear Nnadi, mni, disclosed that the fake currency bears the same serial number, adding that the money was being moved out of the country before it was intercepted at Gbaji customs post along the Lagos – Seme highway.

He also said besides the confiscation of the currency, a total of six international passport of Malta Republic bearing the same photograph but with different names.

According to the Customs boss, the same lady whose name is on the passport also has six international driver’s license with her photograph but with six different names.

He said, ”Our officers at Gbaji check point intercepted a vehicle and upon searching them, we discover the currency you are seeing here. These are fake United States Dollar Bills.

“When we counted them, it amounted to $6 million United States Dollars Bills in fake currency but it will take the eagle eye of a trained officer to detect that they are fake. One of the land marks is that some of the Bills bear the same serial number besides that, it will be very difficult for anybody to detect that these Dollar Bills are fake.

“Two people were arrested in connection with this development.

“Similarly to this, we also arrested few hours after this, we also arrested two other passengers in another vehicle and upon searching them and their baggage, we discover some international passports

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Ghanaian pastor divorced by wife for impregnating sidechick vows to ban condoms if elected president

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Christian Kwabena Andrew

The founder of Life Assembly Worship Center, Christian Kwabena Andrew,  has disclosed that if he is elected as president, he will ban condoms.
The Ghanaian cleric who is running for presidency under Ghana Union Movement Party said this while speaking in an interview on Dawdne TV.

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In the video, he opined that the use of c#ndoms is useless since diseases contracted can be treated in hospitals. He added that wearing it would only defeat the purpose of intimacy.
Amused by this, the host asked if he would ban the importation of c#ndoms if elected president while also informing him that there’s no cure for HIV/AIDS.
The pastor had gone viral after he revealed, while preaching, that his wife had left him after he fathered a child with another woman.
Reports have also revealed that his wife who told her side of the story disclosed that he’s a hardcase lecher who beds every woman that comes his way, including his church members. Tori

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Gun threats: Tajudeen Olanrewaju, Ogboni Leader declared wanted

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Tajudeen Olanrewaju Bakare

The Lagos State Police Command has declared wanted the first President of the Supreme Body of Ogboni Association Worldwide, Tajudeen Olanrewaju Bakare.

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