The D’banj rape scandal seems to have taken a new turn as Ms. Seyitan Babatayo has again made more revelations about the rape allegation.
She alleged that she was arrested by the police and locked up in the cell with criminals who had violated laws of the land.
Recall that the music crooner, Oladapo Oyebanjo, better known as D’banj, has been in the news after Seyitan’s friend, Benjamin Ese, alleged that Dbanj raped his friend (Seyitan) on December 31, 2018, at the popular Glee hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos.
According to Benjamin, Seyitan was forced to share her story after the Kokomaster joined in preaching against rape on his Instagram page.
D’banj wrote, “#NoMeansNo. We Need to Raise Our Sons right and Teach them to love and Respect Women. We Need Justice for Our GIRLS…Say NO to Rape, Racism, tribalism. Let us stop living in FEAR and HATE, and start living in LOVE.”
The musician debunked the rape allegation, claiming that he is innocent of the rape allegation levelled against him.
D’banj went on to petition the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu to call Ms. Seyitan to order and desist from spreading wrong information about him. The IGP then ordered a probe of the allegation.
Many of D’banj’s colleagues in the entertainment industry kicked against the police after reports emerged that Seyitan was arrested for speaking up that the musician violated her.
The 40-year-old singer on Monday shared a video of himself dancing on Instagram with a caption:
“Innocent until proven guilty, Stop social media trial. #SAY no to rape and human rights violation”.
However, in a statement on Tuesday, Seyitan insisted that she was violated and also alleged that she was threatened by Dbanj’s team for going public with her story.
Her statement read in part:
“My story is one that I have carried around for almost two (2) years, but in the words of Timi Dakolo, ‘When you finally decide, it will amaze you where the needed strength will come from.’
“On 16th June 2020, almost two weeks after going public with my story, I was arrested by four (4) armed police officers, who, in pretence as delivery agent, gained entry into my home.”
See a copy of Seyitan’s statement below