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IGP Probes Policemen Who Arrested D’Banj’s Rape Accuser, Seyitan Babatayo



The head of the Nigerian police, Mohammed Adamu has instructed his men to begin investigations into circumstances that led to the arrest of Seyitan Babatayo, the lady at the centre of the D’banj rape allegation.

The IGP’s order came on the heels of an official petition lodged by lawyers of the alleged rape victim, Ojoge, Omileye and Partners.

The lawyers had written to the police chief to prove how their client was arrested and forced to delete all her posts which made allegations against the celebrated Nigerian musician.

The petition had alleged that policemen attached to the Intelligence Response Team arrested Seyitan Babatayo on the orders of D’Banj and detained her for more than a day.

It was also alleged that they denied her access to her phone and her lawyers and was subjected to intimidation and psychological torture by the policemen.

The lawyers added that the arrest which occured two weeks ago was done without any court-issued warrant and the victim was forcefully taken with her friend without being told their offence.

The petition read in part:

“According to our client, she was told to write a statement denying ever meeting with Mr. Oyebanjo (D’Banj) and to also state that she lied against the person of Mr. Oyebanjo. In actual fact, our client was about to write the statement which she believed would be a basis for her release when the counsel came in and stopped her from writing such a statement.

The petition also added that Seyitan Babatayo was forced to recant her allegations and delete all social media posts she had made about D’Banj.

The Fall in Love crooner whose real name is Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo stands accused of rape which the victim alleged occurred in late 2018 after she attended a party organised by the musician.