The woman who accused singer Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo, popularly known as D’banj, of rape, Seyitan Babatayo, has released a statement detailing the unfold of event.
Seyitan Babatayo in a statement, insisted that the artist raped her . She also claimed that he arrested and intimidated her after she came out with her story and threatened her that he can “buy off anyone within the justice system in Lagos.
She said he her statement that she was violated and raped by D’banj after he found keys to her hotel room and was force to come out because the artist had hypocritically written on his post” saying no to rape”
She also said that she had tried to make a formal complaint against the artist at the ‘Bar Beach police Station in Victoria on June 6, 2020’ but was “ thwarted by an officer of the law “ in the same police barracks.
She also claimed that 4 officers entered her apartment , who disguised as delivery guys and arrested her without a warrant on June 16. She revealed that her mother was not arrested as claimed.
Seyitan said, they placed her in a police cell with criminals without telling what her offences were. She claims the following day, June 17, she was made to sign a “gag order” by the police and D’banj’s team and she “could only post on social media what had been approved by D’banj’s team”.
She said, when she was released, the artist team picked her up to an undisclosed area, where she was ,”isolated, coerced, pressured, and intimidated in person by D’banj and his team.”
She added that they alleged took hold of her social media accounts and forced to recant her previous statement.
She said nobody could reach her until activist had to use satellite mapping to track her location.
She also added that the artist and his team have continued to harass her since she came out and that she never came out on social Media for Financial reasons. She only wanted an apology from the artist, adding;
“I’m still yet to come to terms with the fact that my fundamental human rights were stolen from me,” Seyitan said.
“the violent abuse which happened to me in a hotel room that the door was locked to being intimidated for speaking up.” she said
“Most importantly, nobody should have the right to use their name or status to intimidate survivors who speak out or to tamper with justice.”
She thanked her friend who where there for her, and asked time to heal from the trauma she had to go through