Just days after marking his 40th birthday, Nigerian singer and multiple award winner, D’banj has not been finding things funny as the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has ordered a probe into the allegations of rape levelled against him.
The IGP was responding to a letter written by Mr Tommy Ojoge-Daniel, counsel to Miss Seyitan Babatayo, who accused Dbanj of raping her.
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.”
A Twitter user, Benjamin Ese, in a Twitter thread, weeks back, had alleged that her friend, Seyitan Temidayo was raped by the singer at a hotel two years ago.
While D’banj has come out to deny the allegations and asked his make public and also pay him the sum of N100m in damages.
Following this development, R has also gathered that the singer may lose his role as United Nations Youth Ambassador follwoing a petition by a Nigerian, identified as E Popoola, on Change.org asking the United Nations to strip D’banj of his Youth Ambassador status.
The petition reads, “We call on the United Nations, and United Nations Women Africa organisations to remove Nigerian artiste Mr Dapo Oyebanjo as a youth ambassador and distance themselves from his actions following the sponsored kidnap of Seyitan who accused D’banj of rape and sexual assault which happened in 2018.
“Women in Nigeria are increasingly at risk of sexual violence and the United Nations and United Nations Women Africa as an entity committed to the empowerment of women should not be seen to associate themselves with alleged rapists, abusers and kidnappers.
Effort to get through to D’banj was unsuccessful as the singer and his team refused to speak on the matter.
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