Entertainment - Music - July 24, 2020

Police: No evidence that D’Banj Raped Seyitan

Seyitan withdraws petition, cites Personal Reason

Ms Seyitan Babatayo, a lady who recently sensationally accused Koko Master, D’Banj (real name Oladapo Oyebanjo) has written to the Inspector General of Police to withdraw the allegation.

Seyitan had claimed raped her at a hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos.

The allegation first surfaced on social media when the lady’s friend called out the Koko Master as a rapist.

But in a letter dated July 17, 2020 addressed to the IGP through her lawyer, Olamide Omileye, Seyitan said she was withdrawing from the case for personal reasons.

The letter read in part, “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.”

In his response to the letter, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Admin), Umar Sanda, said investigation had discontinued due to lack of evidence.

The letter posted on Twitter by blogger, Kemi Olunloyo, read in part, “In view of the foregoing facts, investigation was discontinued as no substantial evidence to prove the allegation of rape against the suspect.”

Human rights group, Stand To End Rape Initiative popularly known as STER, said Seyitan decided to end the case without receiving any monetary compensation.

But Police sources said the investigation did not find any evidence to back the rape claim.

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