D’banj’s accuser Seyitan Babatayo withdraws rape petition

D'banj rape D'banj rape accuser Seyitan Babatayo

Seyitan Babatayo who accused singer D’banj of rape has written to the police withdrawing her petition.

Ms Babatayo said in a letter dated July 17 that she was withdrawing from the case for personal reasons.

The letter was addressed to the Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu through her lawyer Olamide Omileye.

Babatayo’s letter read: “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.”

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Admin) Umar Sanda in response said the police had also discontinued investigation, saying they were unable to establish a case of rape against the musician born Oladapo Oyebanjo.

A human rights group Stand To End Rape Initiative (STER) said Seyitan withdrew the case without receiving any monetary compensation.

“On July 13, 2020, Ms. Babatayo informed STER that a private non-monetary agreement was reached with D’Banj’s team. We, therefore, present this statement as the full account of our stewardship on this matter,” the group said in a statement.

Babatayo had accused D’banj via tweets of raping her in Glee Hotel, Lagos, sometime in December 2018, an allegation the musician has denied.

D’Banj had filed a suit against her for N1.5 billion, saying the allegation had caused him mental agony, ridicule, embarrassment and marital disharmony.