IGP orders investigation into D’banj rape allegation

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has ordered investigation into the allegation of rape levelled against singer, D’banj.

The IG’s letter was in response to a petition written to him by Tommy Ojoge-Daniel, lawyer of Seyitan Babatayo, who accused D’Banj, whose real name is Oladapo Oyebanjo, of raping her in 2018.

The IG’s order was contained in a letter with reference number CB.7000/IGP.SEC/ABJ/VOl.484/801 signed by the Principal Staff Officer to the IG, Idowu Owohunwa.

The letter was addressed to the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Force Criminal Investigation Department, Area 10, Garki, Abuja.

“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,” part of the letter read.

“Accept the assurances of my esteemed regards please.”

Benjamin Ese, a friend of Ms. Babatatyo, had on June 3 in a Twitter thread accused D’banj of raping Babatayo in her Lagos hotel room on December 31, 2018.

She said it happened at an all-white party where D’Banj allegedly offered her friend some money to spend the night which she rejected until he surprisingly showed up in Seyitan’s hotel room at midnight.

Babatayo was on Tuesday detained by policemen from the Sodipo command, Ikeja, Lagos after D’banj sued her for N100 million as compensation for defamation of character.

Her lawyer claimed she was forced to delete her tweets about the assault while in police custody.