Seyitan Babatayo, the woman, who accused Nigerian musician, Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo, higher know as D’Banj of raping her, has detailed how she was illegally detained for talking towards her alleged abuser.
Babatayo stated she had made a proper criticism on the Gender Desk of the Nigeria Police Pressure, Lagos Command.
“Yesterday, Monday the 22nd of June, 2020, I, Ms Seyitan Babatayo, formally made a felony criticism of rape by Mr Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo popularly often known as a D’Banj on the Gender Desk of the Nigeria Police Pressure Lagos Police Command Headquarters, Ikeja Lagos. This comes after unsuccessfully attempting up to now to offer account an in depth account of my expertise at Bar Seashore Police Station, Victoria Island, on June 6, 2020. That try was thwarted by an officer of the legislation on the stated police barracks,” her assertion on Wednesday stated.
Detailing a timeline of occasions, she stated, “December 30, 2018: D’Banj gained entry into my lodge room at previous midnight whereas I used to be asleep, he violated and raped me.
“third June, 2020: Following an internet publish about D’Banj saying not yo rape, I known as him out on his hypocrisy, by giving an in depth account of how he raped me in 2018.
“fifth June 2020: I publicly shared a doc from my lawyer relating to the scenario.
“6 June, 2020: I visited police station to make a proper report, however was not attended to.
“15 June, 2020: D’Banj by means of his authorized consultant printed a doc in response to my lawyer’s doc demanding N100m in damages.
“16th June, 2020: 4 (4) armed policemen stormed my residence and arrested me and not using a warrant. They seized my telephones, different private results and detained me within the police cell in a single day at IGP-IRT workplace at Harlod Shodipo, Ikeja.
“16th June, 2020: A buddy reached out to a journalist who had been involved with me earlier raised alarm that neither they nor my lawyer’s may attain me. My mother was additionally contacted to tell her of the continuing scenario.
“17th June 2020: With numerous efforts, I used to be launched from custody after being made to signal to a gag order by the police. I spent the evening in a location of D’Banj’s staff’s selecting, which was not made recognized to the general public.
“18th June, 2020: I used to be remoted from my household, coerced, pressured and intimidated in individual by D’Banj and his staff to retract all assertion and announce that my testimony was a publicity stunt.
“Since 18th June 2020, D’Banj by means of his staff has continued to harass me with incessant calls, boasting that he (D’Banj) should purchase anybody off inside the justice system in Lagos.”
The younger girl stated Mrs Akeredolu (SAN), former Lawyer-Normal of Ogun State, has put her full weight behind her and shall be offering authorized assist.
Nigeria’s Inspector-Normal of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered an investigation into the matter.
In the meantime, D’Banj in an Instagram publish on June 22 stated he was harmless.
He stated, “Harmless till confirmed responsible. Cease the social media trial. Say no to rape and human rights violation.”