Rape Case: Adesola Melojuekun, Barakat’s Father Withdraws Case Against Abudu-Balogun
Adesola Mansir Melojuekun has in a viral video today said he has no interest in pursuing the sexual harassment allegation levelled by his daughter, Barakat Mayowa Melojuekun, against the now-suspended Ogun State Commissioner for Environment, Hon. Abiodun Abudu-Balogun.
The 16-year-old Barakat had in a viral video on Saturday, accused Abudu-Balogun of sexually harassing her in his house by touching her breasts, caressing her, while reciting incantations in a bid to use her for ritual purposes.
Abudu-Balogun has vehemently denied the allegation, describing it as “lies, blackmail and the handiwork of his local political opponents.”
However, The Ogun State Government on its own part, suspended the Commissioner, to allow him cooperate fully with the independent investigation being carried out by the Police.
Barakat, in another video posted online, appreciated Nigerians for their support but urged them to please “allow the matter to rest.”
Just like his daughter, Mr. Melojuekun has appealed to Nigerians, the International Community and the media to show support for the family as he withdraws the case against Abudu-Balogun.
Ayo Fadimu shared the video via Facebook.
“I want to thank the media for their doggedness and aggressive support to make sure that justice is done. I also thank the international community and well-meaning Nigerians who showed their love and support towards this matter.
“I discovered that there were a few misconceptions and misunderstandings along the line between my daughter and the Honourable Commissioner. Having discovered this, I deemed it fit to call Nigerians and the international community that this matter should be laid to rest.
“As the father of Barakat, I appeal to Nigerians and the international community and media too that I don’t have interest in this matter again. I am withdrawing my case and I want them as well to support me the same way they did at the beginning of the matter. I am very grateful for the show of love and support.”