The 16-year-old girl, Barakat Melojuekun, who accused the Ogun State Commissioner for Environment, Abiodun Abudu-Balogun of an attempt to harass her sexually at his Ibiade residence in Ogun Waterside Local Government Area of the state, and her father, Melojuekun Adesola, have called on Nigerians to allow the matter laid to rest.
They said in a video made available to spynigeria few minutes ago that they discovered that there were misconceptions and misunderstanding along the line between the girl and the commissioner.
“My name is Melojuekun Barakat. You can recall that I was the young lady in the viral video about sexual harassment by the commissioner for environment in Ogun State.
“I am using this opportunity to thank all well-meaning Nigerians that showed their support and love towards me.
“I want you to know that there were few misconceptions and misunderstanding between I and the commissioner. I now want to use this opportunity to appeal to Nigerians to allow this matter to rest,” Barakat said.
Also speaking, his father said; “I am Melojuekun Adesola , the biological father of Melojuekun Barakat. It was in the news recently about sexual harassment between her and the currently serving commissioner for environment in Ogun State, in person of Hon. Abiodun Abdul-Balogun.
“I want to thank the media for their doggedness and aggressive support to make sure that justice prevailed. I am using this opportunity to thank the international community and well-meaning Nigerians and all Ogun State indigenes that showed their love and encouragement in this matter.
“Sincerely, I discovered that there were few misconception and misunderstanding along the line between my daughter and the commissioner. And having discovered this, I deem it fit to come to the public to and inform Nigerians and the international community that this matter should be allowed to be laid to rest.
“As a father to barakak, I am using this opportunity as well to appeal to Nigerians and international community and the 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 in the beginning of this matter. Thank you very much I am very grateful for the show of love and support.”