Oladapo Oyebanjo,stage-named D’banj is in fresh troubles in what has become at least two rape allegations plus accusations that he is using law enforcement agencies to intimidate his accuser.
The allegation and counter-allegations have swelled a lot of media interest and celebs also voice their thought on the issue.
The backlash is over alleged use of police to try to silence Seyitan Babatayo who alleged that the singer raped her in December 2018.
The rape telenovela started when Benjamin Ese, a model scout, first claimed on Twitter that D’banj had raped his friend, Babatayo at Glee Hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos.
Babatayo later came on Twitter and confirmed the claim with details of what transpired that night in a now-deleted set of 13 tweets on Wednesday, June 3, 2020
The ace songster through his lawyers Mike Ozekhome Chambers also demanded Babatayo to pay N100m as compensation and also a letter of apology and retract her statements which would be published in four national dailies.
On Wednesday, June 17 a new plot emerged in the story when Babatayo was reportedly arrested by policemen from Sodipo Command, Ikeja. Her lawyer, Olamide Omileye of Ojoge, Omileye, and Partners, alleged that she was forced to delete her tweets on the rape allegation while in police custody.
“They forced her to make those new tweets when she was in custody. They forced her to delete all her tweets and intimidated the hell out of her life,” Olamide told Premium Times.
The Lagos State Police Command (From the Guardian) on Thursday, June 18, however, said they were not aware of any arrest while Babatayo has continued to deny ever being arrested.