D’Banj Threatened me to Say Rape Claim Was a Stunt

CONTROVERSYIES trailing claim by Seyitan Babatayo, that singer Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo, aka D’banj raped her may not be over anytime soon, as the acclaimed victim formally filed a criminal complaint against the famous Nigerian artiste.

Earlier this month, Babatayo accused the kokomaster, as D’Banj is popularly called, of forcefully having sexual affair with her after allegedly forcing his way into her hotel room in 2018.

In a statement Wednesday, Babatayo said that she had filed a complaint at the Gender Desk of the Nigerian Police Force Lagos, Police Command Headquarters, Ikeja Lagos.

Babatayo also said that she was arrested on Tuesday, June 16, and detained at the IGP IRT office in Harold Shodipo, Ikeja.

Part of the statement read: “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 police detention, the police refused to answer, but they continued to treat me like a criminal.’’

She also said that D’banj through his team threatened and forced her to say on her social media that the allegation was a publicity stunt.

“18th June 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.

“I’m yet to come to terms with the fact that my fundamental human rights were stolen from me. Nobody should have the right to use their name or status to intimidate survivors who speak out or to tamper with justice,” she said.

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