The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has ordered a probe into the allegations of rape levelled against popular hip-hop musician, Oladapo Oyebanjo popularly called D’Banj by one Seyitan Babatayo.
We could recalled that one E.Pooola of Change.Org had initiated online petition against the rape allegation before now, in which it has recorded nothing less than 15,000 signatures, before the police Boss now ordered the formal probe of the case.
Seyitan Babatayo alleged that the singer raped her in December 2018. In which Feminists and several rights groups have called on the police to ensure that justice is served; regardless of the musician’s status.
The Police Boss contained in a letter with reference number CB.7000/IGP.SEC/ABJ/VOl.484/801; signed by the Principal Staff Officer to the IG, DCP Idowu Owohunwa.
Also, the letter was addressed to the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Force Criminal Investigation Department, Area 10, Garki, Abuja.
The letter read in part;
“I forward herewith copy of the letter dated June 5, 2020, received from Ojoge, Omileye and Partners on the above-underlined subject. I am to respectfully convey the directive of the Inspector-General of Police that you treat.
“Accept the assurances of my esteemed regards please.”
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 which has since sparked an outrage.
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.”