In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 30th, June, 2020

IGP Orders Probe Of Policemen Who Arrested D’Banj’s Rape Accuser, Seyitan Babatayo

IGP Orders Probe Of Policemen Who Arrested D'Banj's Rape Accuser, Seyitan Babatayo


D’banj, Seyitan Babatayo

The Inspector-Basic of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the probe of the policemen who allegedly arrested D’banj’s rape accuser, Seyitan Babatayo.

The IGP gave the order in a letter signed on his behalf by his Principal Workers Officer, DCP Idowu Owohunwa and addressed to the Deputy Inspector-Basic of Police, Power Felony Investigation Division, Garki.

The IGP’s letter was sequel to a petition written by Seyitan’s lawyer, Ojoge, Omileye and Companions.

Within the IGP’s letter titled  “Re: Petition Towards Inspector Abraham, Supol Ugowe and the Total Police Officers Staff at Ikeja, Lagos Division of the Inspector Basic of Police”, the IGP requested that the petition from Seyitan Babatayo’s lawyer be addressed.

The petition from Babatayo’s authorized consultant – Ojoge, Omileye and Companions –  allege that policemen connected to the Intelligence Response Staff arrested Seyitan on the directive of D’Banj and detained her for over 24 hours.

It was additionally alleged that they denied her entry to her cellphone and her legal professionals and she or he was subjected to intimidation and psychological torture by the policemen.

The petition learn partially, “On Tuesday, June 16, 2020, our consumer was picked up alongside a pal, Favour, at her residence in Lagos by the officers of the Ikeja IGP IRT. The arrest was with none warrant and neither our consumer nor her pal, Favour, was knowledgeable of the explanations for his or her arrest.

“Based on our consumer, she was instructed to put in writing a press release denying ever assembly with Mr. Oyebanjo (D’Banj) and to additionally state that she lied in opposition to the individual of Mr. Oyebanjo. In precise reality, our consumer was about to put in writing the assertion which she believed can be a foundation for her launch when the counsel got here in and stopped her from writing such a press release.

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“The counsel additional knowledgeable the policemen that every one actions to the alleged rape of our consumer in December 2018 by Mr. Oyebanjo have been transferred to the DIG FCID for a radical investigation and that they should keep the motion.”

The petition provides that the counsel instructed the policemen to launch his consumer and he would deliver her again to the station when she’s wanted however the policemen stated Seyitan had not but spent 24 hours in custody.

The counsel returned the next day and alleged that D’Banj’s Supervisor, Damien Okoroafor, was current on the police workplace.

He stated that the method of bailing Seyitan had began earlier than D’banj’s supervisor, Okoroafor’s started ordering officers round. Due to this, the officers refused to launch Seyitan and threatened to strategy a Justice of the Peace court docket to acquire a remand order to detain Seyitan for 2 weeks.

He stated Seyitan was compelled to delete all social media posts she had made about D’Banj and was additionally compelled to make a public assertion absolving D’Banj of rape which she did to achieve her freedom.

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