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Entertainment of Wednesday, 24 June 2020


RAPE: Seyitan makes formal criminal complaint against D'banj

Seyitan Babatayo has made a formal complaint of rape against Nigerian singer, Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo, popularly called D'banj.

Recall that the singer had denied claims that he raped her after she came public on the 3rd of June, reported.

However, in a latest development, a document surfaced which showed that the complainant has formally charged D'banj via the Gender Desk of the Nigeria Police Force Lagos Police Command Headquarters, Ikeja Lagos.

According to Seyitan, "My story is one 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 16`h June 2020, almost two weeks after going public with my story, I was arrested by four (4) armed Police officers, who, under the pretence as delivery agent, gained entry into my home. I was then taken to IGP IRT office in Harold Shodipo, Ikeja and detained in a cell like a criminal. My mum was not arrested, contrary to widespread speculations. My mum remained supportive and engaged all her efforts like any good mother, alongside various other interventions to secure my release.

"In that cell, I had the right to remain silent, limited access to a lawyer, yet still oblivious to the crime I was being detained for. I spent almost 48 hours at the Police station, without being charged for a single crime. When I requested to know the reason for the detention, the Police refused to answer, but they continued to treat me like a criminal.

"My stance from the beginning was never for financial gain. I was violated by D'banj, that unwarranted and violent experience has never left me, it has stayed with me for a very long time, I demanded an apology then, and still demand it now! I finally gathered the strength to demand for it in a louder tone! On 7th June 2020, I approached a law firm in Abuja who agreed to represent me. With the loving support of my family, we began on the road to justice."

Read the full statement below:

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