Seyitan Babatayo, the lady who had alleged that, Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo aka D’banj raped her has filed a criminal complaint with the Police.
She had on 3rd June 2020, following an online post by the “Kokomaster” about saying “No to Rape”, reportedly called him out of his hypocrisy, reminding him of how he had raped her in her hotel room on the 30th December, 2018.
D’banj in return had come out to deny the allegations and had reportedly demanded N100million through his lawyers, Mike Ozekhome Chambers, while also demanding an apology from Seyitan.
His management team had also come out to say “we strenuously deny the rape allegations and express our sincerest apologies to rape survivors and victims of this dastardly act.”
“We have fully briefed our legal team and they will address the matter with necessary actions in pursuance to the full extent.”
Seyitan has however, called off all the bluff by filing a criminal complaint against D’banj at the Gender Desk of the Nigeria Police Command Headquarters, Ikeja, Lagos.
The complaint stated that “This comes after trying unsuccessfully in the past to give a detailed account of my experience at Bar Beach Police Station, Victoria Island on the 6th June, 2020. That attempt was thwarted by an officer of the Law at the said Police barracks.”
She reiterated that, “My experience is not an exception, but rather the norm, where survivors of rape and sexual violence or their families who attempt to report such incidents are often met with frustrating processes and sometimes threatened by the alleged perpetrators with sufficient backing from the Police and a good number of members of the society, sometimes even their own family members.”
She went further by saying “My story is one, I have carried around for almost two (2) years, but in the words of Timi Dakolo, when you finally decide, it will amaze you where the needed strength will come from.”
She however accused the Police of conniving with D’banj to frustrate her. She said “On 16th June 2020, almost two (2) weeks after going public with my story, I was arrested by four (4) armed Police officers, who under the pretence as delivery agents, gained entry into my home. I was taken to IGP IRT office, Harold Shodipo, Ikeja and detained in a cell like a criminal.”
She concluded her release by saying “I am dealing with the effects of the rape, the trauma of recounting that, multiple times this week, and the indignity of being held against my will for two (2) days. I am still yet to come to terms with the fact that my fundamental human rights were stolen from me.”
“I therefore, ask that you respectfully grant me a few days of personal time to continue to access counselling and therapy sessions, while my team and I explore our next steps.”