Sexual harassment accused demands retraction

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By Elesha George 

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The high ranking government official at the centre of several sexual harassment allegations is threatening to sue a handful of people for defamation of character, OBSERVERmedia has been reliably informed.

The official reportedly filed a pre-action protocol against four workers at the Ministry of Works who he suspects are involved in spreading rumours he claims have tarnished his character. 

He is blaming two supervisors and two other employees who he says caused “false allegations” to be published in the Daily Observer. He is demanding the story be retracted, despite not having been named.

The accused was transferred from the ministry about six months ago, after having worked there for about two years.

He has been accused of fondling a number of female workers under his charge, including one woman who said, in a letter to the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, that she feared for her life after the accused beat, choked and squeezed her while she cleaned his home. Another female worker accused him of making daily sexual advancements against her. 

The official in question denied ever having touched or entertained any sexual action or conversation with his accusers. 

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