In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 20th, June, 2020

R*pe Allegation In opposition to D’banj Will get Messy

R*pe Allegation Against D'banj Gets Messy


With the accuser and the accused sustaining their declare over the r*pe allegation involving widespread Afro-pop singer, Dapo Oyebanjo popularly referred to as D’banj and a younger lady, Seyitan Babatayo, the police detectives investigating the trending scandal have resolved to retrieve the CCTV video recording on the lodge the place the incident allegedly occurred to determine the reality.

Seyitan had accused D’banj of raping her at Glee Resort in Victoria Island, Lagos on December 30, 2018 after attending a celebration at Eko Inns. The police is presently investigating two petitions on the matter; one by the artist and one other by the girl.

Saturday Solar reliably learnt that D’banj in an try to clear his title petitioned the IGP who requested a group of detectives in Lagos to analyze and unravel what truly occurred. A supply near the musician mentioned he took the step as a result of he was on the verge of signing a multimillion Naira take care of a brand new era financial institution in Nigeria and so wanted to clear his title so as to not lose the model contract.

In the identical vein, the Inspector-Common of Police, Mohammed Adamu, additionally ordered a probe into the allegations made by Seyitan in her personal petition written to the IG by her lawyer, Mr. Tommy Ojoge-Daniel. The IGP directive is contained in a letter with reference quantity CB.7000/IGP.SEC/ABJ/VOl.484/801 signed by the Principal Workers Officer to the IG, DCP Idowu Owohunwa. The letter was addressed to the Deputy Inspector-Common of Police, Drive Prison Investigation Division, Space 10, Garki, Abuja.

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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’ It reads partially, “I ahead herewith copy of letter dated June 5, 2020 obtained from Ojoge, Omileye and Companions on the above underlined topic. I’m to respectfully convey the directive of the Inspector-Common of Police that you simply deal with. Settle for the assurances of my esteemed regards please.”

Seyitan’s pal, Benjamin Ese, in a Twitter thread in early June had recounted the story of how D’banj allegedly raped Seyitan at a lodge in December 2018.

Ese famous that it occurred at an all-white social gathering the place D’banj allegedly provided her pal some cash to spend the evening with him, a suggestion she rejected till he astonishingly 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 mentioned within the thread, which has since sparked an outrage. She mentioned D’banj allegedly “received into my pal’s room and forcefully threatened he would stroll her out of the room bare, saved his fingers in her vagina and repeatedly raped her.”

Saturday Solar gathered that in his assertion to the police this week, D’banj nevertheless admitted that he went to the lodge that day however just because he needed to see his boys who lodged within the lodge.  He added that he left the lodge hours later as a result of he was to catch a flight to Ghana the subsequent day.

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Saturday Solar additionally reliably learnt that Seyitan in her personal assertion additionally maintained her earlier declare that D’banj certainly entered her room that evening with out her consent and raped her. She had earlier mentioned that Franklin, D’banj’s supervisor on the time, invited her to an all white evening social gathering at Eko Inns, on 30th of December 2018.

With each side sticking to their claims and counter claims, a police supply concerned within the on-going investigation mentioned, “The CCTV footage on the Glee lodge will go an extended option to affirm who’s telling the reality. We can know if D’banj entered that room within the first place and if he did, how did he acquire entry into that room.”

In the meantime, over 15,000 individuals have signed a web based petition calling on the United Nations to strip D’banj of his appointment as United Nations Ambassador for Peace.

In addition they referred to as the eye of manufacturers equivalent to Heritage Financial institution Africa, One Africa, CSA International, and different institutions related to the artist to finish their industrial relationship with him and stand in assist of victims of sexual violence.

The petition, which was created by one E. Pooola on Change.Org had hit over 14, 000 as at Friday night. It reads partially, “We name on the United Nations, and United Nations Girls Africa organisations to take away Nigerian artiste Mr Dapo Oyebanjo as a youth ambassador and distance themselves from his actions following the sponsored kidnap of Seyitan who accused D’banj of rape and sexual assault which occurred in 2018.

“Girls in Nigeria are more and more susceptible to sexual violence and the United Nations and United Nations Girls Africa as an entity dedicated to the empowerment of ladies shouldn’t be seen to affiliate themselves with alleged rapists, abusers, and kidnappers.

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“We ask the United Nations and United Nations Girls Africa to assist and lend their affect in serving to Seyitan get justice for the abuse she endured in 2018 and the harassment and bullying previously weeks.”


By way of Saturday Solar

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