Alleged Rape: Police Clear D’banj As Accuser Withdraws Petition

Seyitan Babatayo, the lady who accused musician, Oladapo Oyebanjo also known as D’Banj, of rape has written a letter to the police withdrawing her petition.

This comes few minutes after police said it was unable to establish a case of rape against D’Banj.

It would be recalled that the lady had in June 2020, accused the award-winning entertainer of raping her inside a room at Glee Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos in December 2018

In a letter dated July 17, 2020 addressed to the Inspector-General of Police through her lawyer, Olamide Omileye, Babatayo said she was withdrawing from the case for personal reasons.

The letter was first posted on Twitter by blogger, Kemi Olunloyo on Friday


The letter reads in part:

“We hereby officially notify you of our client’s intention to withdraw and discontinue her petition against Mr. Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo aka D’Banj for personal reasons. Our client further humbly applies that the investigation and all other action that is currently being carried out by the police with respect to the statement”.

In his response to the letter, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Admin), Umar Sanda, said investigation had discontinued due to lack of evidence.

On June 3, a model scout, Benjamin Ese, alleged that D’banj raped his friend on December 31, 2018, at Glee Hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos.

After the accusation was made, the lady came out to reveal herself, giving her personal account of her alleged encounter with the singer.

Seyitan, thereafter, demanded a public apology from the entertainer through her lawyers.

On July 3, D’banj through his lawyers again demanded N1.5billion for defamation and general damages.

On July 5, D’banj’s ex-manager, Franklin Amudo, confirmed in an interview that he invited Seyitan to the all-white party and gave her the key card to his hotel room at Glee hotel in Victoria Island, as he had to rush back home because of an early morning flight to Accra the next day.

He also confirmed that Seyitan called him to report the alleged rape to him but he could not confirm with D’banj because his wife was also on the trip with them.

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