In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 19th, June, 2020

IG Orders Probe Of Standard Singer, D’Banj

IG Orders Probe Of Popular Singer, D'Banj


Dbanj and Seyitan

The Inspector-Normal of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered a probe into the allegations of rape levelled towards Music Icon, Oladapo Oyebanjo aka D’Banj, The PUNCH stories.

That is contained in a letter with reference quantity CB.7000/IGP.SEC/ABJ/VOl.484/801 signed by the Principal Employees Officer to the IG, DCP Idowu Owohunwa.

The letter was addressed to the Deputy Inspector-Normal of Police, Pressure Prison Investigation Division, Space 10, Garki, Abuja.

The IG’s letter was in response to a petition written to the IG by Mr. Tommy Ojoge-Daniel, a lawyer to Miss Seyitan Babatayo, who accused D’Banj of raping her in 2018.

The letter written by the IG is titled, ‘Re: Petition In opposition to (1) Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo (Aka D’Banj) for Rape Indecent Sexual Assault, Tried Assault on Miss Seyitan Temidayo

The letter learn partly, “I ahead herewith copy of letter dated June 5, 2020 acquired from Ojoge, Omileye and Companions on the above underlined topic. I’m to respectfully convey the directive of the Inspector-Normal of Police that you simply deal with.

“Settle for the assurances of my esteemed regards please.”

Seyitan’s good friend, Benjamin Ese, in a Twitter thread in early June had informed the story of how D’Banj allegedly raped Seyitan at a lodge two years in the past – in December 2018.

She stated it occurred at an all-white get together the place D’Banj allegedly supplied her good friend some cash to spend the night time which she rejected till he surprisingly confirmed up in Seyitan’s lodge room round 2 within the midnight.

“D’Banj drove all the best way from Eko lodge the place he was lodged and got here all the way down to glee lodge in Victoria Island at midnight 2.40 am and picked up the spare key from the receptionist,”
Ese stated within the thread which has since sparked an outrage.

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She stated D’Banj allegedly “received into my good friend’s room and forcefully threatened he would stroll her out of the room bare, saved his fingers in her vagina and repeatedly raped her.”

The rape expertise, Ese stated had triggered Seyitan some trauma because the incident occurred.

One month after Ese’s tweets, Seyitan got here out publicly to current herself as the girl who was allegedly raped by D’Banj in December 2018.

The musician, nonetheless, denied the allegations levelled towards him and requested his accuser to make a public apology and in addition pay him the sum of N100m in damages.

On Tuesday, nonetheless, some policemen allegedly appearing on the instruction of the Oliver Twist crooner detained Seyitan for over 24 hours and intimidated her, making her delete all chats, social media posts and different important info from her cellphone.

The incident has sparked an outrage on social media with D’Banj trending on social media for the final two days

D’Banj is one in every of Nigeria’s greatest artists having received a number of music awards, together with the awards for Finest African Act on the MTV Europe Music Awards 2007, Artist of the 12 months on the MTV Africa Music Awards 2009, Finest Worldwide Act: Africa on the 2011 BET Awards, and Finest-selling African Artist on the 2014 World Music Awards and the Evolution award on the 2015 MTV Africa Music awards.

Feminists and a number of other rights teams have referred to as on the police to make sure that justice is served whatever the musician’s standing.

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