The government official accused of indecently assaulting an 18-year-old female is yet to be questioned about the complaint filed against him on April 13.
Police sources have confirmed that they are investigating the teen’s allegation that the politician sexually assaulted her on April 6, while at a memorial for a family friend who was buried that day.
Well-placed sources told OBSERVER media that although the incident occurred on April 6, the young woman only made the report a week later due to an alleged fear for her safety.
According to the three people who spoke with OBSERVER media on condition of anonymity, several people close to the accused began contacting the victim’s family soon after the incident occurred, and continued to do so right up to the time she went to Langfords Police Station to complain.
They have reportedly been trying to persuade the family not to proceed with the case.
A police source, meanwhile, said the complaint has been filed as a case of “indecent assault, which is a sexual offence”.
The source said the young woman, in the presence of her attorney, reported that the man fondled her private parts and kissed her against her will around 5 pm, in the presence of several people who allegedly intervened.
It is alleged that the young woman, who was hired to serve food at the memorial event, immediately expressed disgust and reported the matter to her close relatives.
(More in today’s Daily Observer)