Popular musician, Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo professionally known as D’banj has filed a formal suit against Seyitan Babatayo, the lady who alleged that he raped her.
In the suit dated 3rd July, which was filed through his lawyers, Mike Ozekhome chambers, D’banj demanded an apology from Seyitan while asking the court to prevent her and her associates from publishing or tweeting alleged libelous statements against him.
He also demanded the sum of 1.5 billion naira in damages over said, untold embarrassment, public ridicule, marital disharmony and mental agony among other listed reasons.
See screenshots of the letter below:
Recall that Seyitan’s friend, Benjamin Ese, in a Twitter thread in early June had told the story of how D’Banj allegedly raped Seyitan at a hotel 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 in the midnight.
“D’Banj drove all the way from Eko hotel where he was lodged and came down to glee hotel in Victoria Island at midnight 2.40 am and collected the spare key from the receptionist,” Ese said in the thread.
She said D’Banj allegedly “got into my friend’s room and forcefully threatened he would walk her out of the room naked, kept his fingers in her vagina and repeatedly raped her.”
One month after Ese’s tweets, Seyitan came out publicly to present herself as the lady who was allegedly raped by D’Banj in December 2018. The musician, however, denied the allegations levelled against him.
There were subsequent reports that the singer employed the services of police officers to detain her, leading the Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Adamu to order an investigation into the allegations.