The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has directed the police to launch an investigation into D’banj’s rape case.
Adamu has ordered a probe into the allegations of rape levelled against popular musician, Oladapo Oyebanjo alias D’Banj, by Seyitan Babatayo.
This is included in a letter with reference number CB.7000/IGP.SEC/ABJ/VOl.484/801.
The Principal Staff Officer to the IG, DCP Idowu Owohunwa signed the letter. Addressed to the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Force Criminal Investigation Department, Area 10, Garki, Abuja.
Tommy Ojoge-Daniel, a lawyer to Miss Seyitan Babatayo had earlier written a letter to the IG. So the IG’s letter came after Tommy sent his petition.
The letter written by the IG is titled, ‘Re: Petition Against (1) Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo (Aka D’Banj) for Rape Indecent Sexual Assault, Attempted Assault on Miss Seyitan Temidayo.’
The letter read in part, “I forward herewith copy of letter dated June 5, 2020 received from Ojoge, Omileye and Partners on the above underlined subject.
“I am to respectfully convey the directive of the Inspector-General of Police that you treat. Accept the assurances of my esteemed regards, please.
Seyitan in a series of tweets in June had told the story of how D’Banj allegedly raped her at Glee hotel in December 2018.
Giving details of the supposed rape incident, Benjamin who spoke on behalf of Seyitan said it happened in an all white party.
According to him, D’banj had offered Seyitan money to spend the night with him. But she refused his money.
Notwithstanding, D’banj showed up in Seyitan’s hotel room around 2 am. According to the story, he collected the spare key from the receptionist.
However, the music legend has denied the allegations and asked his accuser to make a public apology and also pay him the sum of N100m in damages.
Also, the hotel that was mentioned in the lady’s story, Glee Hotel, has come out to deny claims that the rape incident occurred in their hotel.
But according to news making the rounds on social media, the music legend had sent some policemen to apprehend Seyitan.
The police kept her for over 24 hours. According to reports, the police were coercing her into deleting all chats, social media posts and other vital information from her phone.
Furthermore, they alleged that the police forced her into posting pro-D’banj writeups on her page.
Following these revelations, D’banj has been trending online. With several people and rights group calling for proper investigation into the case.
Also, several celebrities have been lending their voices to this issue.