The Nigeria Police Force has grilled singer, Dapo Oyebanjo, more popularly known as D’Banj, over rape allegation. It was learnt that D’Banj was grille
The Nigeria Police Force has grilled singer, Dapo Oyebanjo, more popularly known as D’Banj, over rape allegation. It was learnt that D’Banj was grilled by an Assistant Commissioner of Police, Adaku Anya, at the Force Criminal Investigation Department, Garki, Abuja.
A statement was also taken from the Kokomaster who insisted that he never raped his accuser, Seyitan Babatayo.
“D’Banj has been questioned twice at the FCID, Abuja. He was questioned last week and also this week. We will leave no stone unturned as we investigate the matter,” a police source said.
It was learnt that Seyitan was also invited to write a statement but she stated that she had no means of travelling to Abuja and opted to visit a police unit in Lagos. She was given the option of reporting at the FCID Annex, Alagbon, Ikoyi.
Recall that the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, had ordered an investigation into the allegations levelled against D’Banj. The IG had referred the case to a Deputy Inspector-General of Police to handle.
Seyitan’s friend, Benjamin Ese, in a Twitter thread in early June had told the story of how D’Banj allegedly raped Seyitan at Glee Hotel, Lagos two years ago – in December 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 around 2 at the midnight.
D’Banj however denied the allegations levelled against him and asked his accuser to make a public apology and also pay him the sum of N100m in damages. On Wednesday, Seyitan narrated how D’Banj allegedly got her arrested and deleted all her social media posts. She said the musician asked her to tell Nigerians that the allegations were a mere publicity stunt.
Seyitan, however, said she rejected all of D’Banj’s advances.