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D’banj’s Accuser Seyitan Babatayo Withdraws R*pe Case Against Him

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Seyitan Babatayo, the lady who accused musician Oladapo Oyebanjo aka D’banj of r*ping her has withdrawn the case against him.


Through her legal counsel Olamide Omileye, Seyitan Babatayo wrote a letter to the IGP of Police to discontinue the case based on personal reasons. Part of the letter dated July 17, 2020, read:

“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.”

Before this, the police had claimed they could not enough find evidence to charge D’banj with r*pe.

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Responding to the letter, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Admin) Umar Sanda said:

“In view of the foregoing facts, the investigation was discontinued as no substantial evidence to prove the allegation of r*pe against the suspect.”


Meanwhile, Human Rights Group, Stand To End R*pe Initiative (STER) who’d provided support for Seyitan also released a statement. In it, the initiative said Seyitan and Dbanj reached a “non-monetary settlement.”

On July 13, 2020, Ms. Babatayo informed STER that a private non-monetary agreement was reached with D’Banj’s team. We, therefore, present this statement as the full account of our stewardship on this matter.”


STER thanked everyone for their support and reiterated their commitment to helping victims. They also encouraged more people to speak their truth regardless of the limitations.


Seyitan on her part also released a statement on Twitter to say she just wants peace. She admitted to reaching out to Twitter activist and End SARs convener, Segun “Segalink” Awosanya to broker peace between her and D’banj.

Read her statement below.



Seyitan Babatayo had accused D’banj of r*ping her at a party in 2018. According to her, he’d gained entrance to her room in Glee Hotel on the 30th of December and forceful defiled her.



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