D’Banj wants me to claim rape accusations were publicity stunt – Seyitan
Seyitan Babatayo, a lady who accused Musician, Oladapo Oyebanjo aka D’Banj of rape, says the musician met with her in person and asked her to tell Nigerians that the accusations were a mere publicity stunt.
Seyitan said this in a statement on Wednesday while narrating her ordeal in the custody of the Police Intelligence Response Team led by DCP Abba Kyari.
She said she was picked up by the police on June 16, 2020 and detained in a cell like a common criminal because she accuse D’Banj of rape.
“On June 18, 2020, I was isolated from my family, coerced, pressured and intimidated in person by D’banj and his team to retract all statements and to announce that my testimony was a publicity stunt.
“Thanks to my friend, thanks to the Executive Director of Stand To End Rape Initiative and other activists who swung into action, and tracked me to the location where I was being held by D’banj and his team, using satellite mapping. I was immediately removed from the environment and taken to a safe place where I was provided with immediate support.”
Seyitan said since her release, D’banj has been boasting that nothing would happen to him because of his celebrity status.
She thanked the Lagos State Attorney-General for asking the Commissioner of Police to investigate the rape allegations.
Seyitan also thanked Nigerians for continuing to support her even as she revealed that N1.6m had been raised from well-meaning Nigerians through an NGO- STER.
The lady had accused D’banj of raping her in her room in Glee Hotel sometimes in December 2018.
D’banj had denied the accusations, demanding a public apology and N100m from his accuser.