Connect with us

Crime & Law

Govt official found dead in office hours after colleague alleged sexual harassment



 Govt official found dead in office hours after colleague alleged sexual harassment


The Northwest Zonal Director of the Federal Competitive Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC), Julius Haruna was found dead inside his Katsina office on Wednesday, barely few hours after his female subordinate allegedly reported to the police that he harassed her sexually.

According to Vanguard, Julius Haruna, 58, was found lying dead on the floor in his office at about 2 – 3pm on Wednesday unknown to his other colleagues who were still within the office premises located in Modoji Street.

The deceased elder brother, Aegidius Haruna confirmed the report to Vanguard after visiting the Katsina General Hospital mortuary where his corps was deposited.

“From what I heard, and from the statement of evidence that was given, they had some squabbles in the office about money that he (Julius) approved for her (the suspect) but she needed extra which he refused to oblige. I think that was what caused the problem that resulted in the fight.

“As far as I am concerned, whatever the case may be, fighting and even leading to death is an offence. So, the civil service rule should be followed for my brother to have justice.

“His death is a shock to us. The family members sent me here to seek justice for his death. Justice that’s all we seek,” Aegidius, the family representative who came all the way from Zaria, Kaduna State noted.

READ ALSO :Commercial sex worker killed in Sokoto over N1,000

A source close to the late Julius said the deceased colleague had rushed to the GRA Police Station after the encounter in the office to seek for help, alleging that she was sexually harassed while in the office by her boss and their office accountant simultaneously, adding that she was assigned two Police Officers who escorted her back to their office to invite the late Julius to the GRA Police Station for questioning

“But in a twist of fate, when they got to his office, they found him dead, lying on the floor, with his clothes torn and bruises over his face and neck region.

“Another thing which is unclear concerning allegation of sexual harassment was that she was unruffled and without bruises, raising suspicion that her allegations against her late boss who is now dead and can longer speak or defend himself may be false.

“She also did not inform any of her colleagues in the office of the development before going to report at the police station.”

However, one of the sources from the office who also spoke to Vanguard on grounds of anonymity said, “only the two of them, the late Julius and the alleged suspect knows what truly transpired as no other person was with them to say categorically what happened.”




latest news 
in nigeria today 2021 punch

Subscribe to Our VIP Newsletter