The suspended Commissioner for Surroundings in Ogun State, Abiodun Abudu-Balogun, has picked the expression of curiosity and nomination types of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2023 common election.
Abudu-Balogun, who was suspended from workplace for alleged sexual harassment of an underage woman, seeks to symbolize Ogun Waterside, Ijebu East & Ijebu North Federal Constituency.
Saying his intention on his Fb web page on Wednesday, the suspended commissioner requested God to make the 2023 political contest straightforward for him.
He wrote, “APC EOI and Nomination kind REPS 2023 obtained. Olorun a se ni irorun enjoyable mi. Amin.”
Recall that Saharareporters in January 2021 reported how 16-year-old woman, Barakat Mayowa, accused Abudu-Balogun of sexual harassment which allegedly occurred at Ita Otu, Ogun Waterside Native Authorities Space of the state.
Mayowa recounted that the sexual harassment occurred on Thursday, December 31, within the commissioner’s condominium. He allegedly fondled her breasts and muttered incantations whereas she screamed and struggled to free herself from his grip.
In her confession to the police on the Abigi Division, the sufferer narrated that the commissioner’s aides lured her to his home and his bed room, after which the commissioner got here in and bolted the door.
Within the video recording, believably accomplished by a police investigator and obtained by SaharaReporters, the sufferer, a Senior Secondary College 3 scholar, added that the commissioner allegedly caressed her physique, whereas providing her cash.
She stated she resisted the cash and screamed earlier than she was ultimately allowed to go.
Mayowa had stated, “What transpired between me and honourable (the commissioner) is that on December 29, which was a Tuesday, I used to be on my approach to register for my Nationwide Identification Quantity. So, I got here throughout the person who occurred to be a commissioner at Waterside Park. I used to be with a pal.
“So, he referred to as me and stated he knew me from someplace. I stated no, he stated, perhaps I resembled somebody he knew. He requested the place I used to be dwelling, and I informed him. Then I left. He despatched a younger man after me to get my quantity. I stated no, that my father’s elder brother stays within the park and that he ought to get my quantity from him.
“There was one other Austin, a pal, who teaches at a authorities grammar college. They know the man. So, the man gave them my quantity. It was the commissioner who despatched them to get my quantity.
“On December 31, one Mr Lasisi got here to my grandparents’ place within the space and stated he knew somebody who wanted a pc operator and requested if I knew how one can function a pc. I stated, sure. Then he stated I ought to dress and that we might go collectively to the place.
“After we acquired there, it was honourable’s home. A girl, Maryam Odunnuga, got here to choose me and took me right into a front room. Mr Austin now got here out and requested me to come back over to a room. The honourable now got here inside, and Mr Austin went exterior instantly.”