Women Affairs Minister Visits Female Soldier Who Accused Army Officials Of Sexual Harassment

The minister praised the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, for the care and attention provided to Ogunleye during her rehabilitation.

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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The Minister of Women Affairs, Uju Kennedy Ohanenye, recently visited female soldier Ruth Ogunleye, who is currently undergoing rehabilitation due to distressing allegations of stigmatization, intimidation, and harassment within the military ranks.

Ogunleye had made a video that went viral on social media in which she accused a colonel and two other senior officers of harassing her after she rejected the colonel’s advances.

Ohanenye expressed her observations and concerns on her official X handle, highlighting that Ogunleye’s life had been disrupted and she even claimed that her salary was stopped in February 2023.

The minister praised the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, for the care and attention provided to Ogunleye during her rehabilitation.

In her statement on Thursday, January 25, Ohanenye said, “In keeping with my earlier resolve, I was at the facility where the female Soldier, Ruth Ogunleye, is undergoing rehabilitation earlier this week.

“Aside from the noticeable improvement from my last visit to her, she was in high spirits, and we interacted cordially.

“I am impressed and must commend the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, for the top-notch care and attention given to her by the Army through the deployment of their personnel to the facility.”

The minister also mentioned that a desk officer from the ministry will be sent to the armed forces to make sure that Ogunleye’s well-being is in line with the ministry’s goal of promoting the welfare of Nigerian women.

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