A probe has been ordered into the allegation of rape levelled against popular Nigerian singer, Oladapo Oyebanjo aka D’banj by his accuser, Miss Seyitan Babatayo.
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu gave the order, following a petition written by her lawyer, Mr. Tommy Ojoge-Daniel for the alleged incident which occurred in 2018.
The letter with reference number CB.7000/IGP.SEC/ABJ/VOl.484/801 which was written by the Principal Staff Officer to the IG, DCP Idowu Owohunwa and addressed to the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Force Criminal Investigation Department, Area 10, Garki, Abuja, came after the singer was accused of intimidating the alleged rape victim by getting her arrested.
It read in part; “Re: Petition Against (1) Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo (Aka D’Banj) for Rape Indecent Sexual Assault, Attempted Assault on Miss Seyitan Temidayo
“I forward herewith copy of letter dated June 5, 2020 received from Ojoge, Omileye and Partners on the above underlined subject. I am to respectfully convey the directive of the Inspector-General of Police that you treat.
“Accept the assurances of my esteemed regards please.”
Recall that early June Seyitan, in a Twitter thread sparked outrage after shared the story of how D’Banj allegedly raped her at a hotel two years ago – in December 2018.
She said it happened at an all-white party where D’Banj allegedly offered her some money to spend the night which she rejected until he surprisingly showed up in her hotel room around 2 in the midnight.
Dbanj however, denied the allegations levelled against him and asked Seyitan to make a public apology and also pay him the sum of N100m in damages. On Tuesday it was claimed that Seyitan was arrested by the police and detained for over 24 hours on the order of Dbanj. Her friends claim the officers made her delete all chats, social media posts and other vital information from her phone.
The move was widely criticised by social media users and a few celebrities who accused Dbanj of intimidation.
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