Nigerian musician Daniel Oyebanjo, also known as D’banj has slammed a N1.5 billion libel suit on his accuser, Ms Seyitan Babatayo, who accused him of rape.
D’banj, through his lawyer, Mike Ozekhome, SAN, in the suit filed at the FCT High Court sought among other things, “An order of perpetual injunction restraining the defendant whether by herself, her agents, servants, employees, privies, assigns, friends or personal representatives or otherwise howsoever from further publishing, tweeting or posting to members of the public, on their Twitter handle or any social media outlets or print or electronic medium and from further tweeting or publishing the said offensive words complained of, or similar words or words to the like effect.
“An order directive the defendant to pay to the claimant the sum of N1bn only representing general damages over the untold embarrassment, derision, public ridicule, odium, obloquy, marital disharmony, mental agony and psychological trauma which the defendant’s tweets and publications have caused the claimant.
“An order directing the defendant to pay to the claimant the sum of N500m representing aggravated, punitive and exemplary damages.”
Seyitan, has alleged that D’banj raped her on December 31, 2018 at Glee Hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos state.
D’banj received public condemnation last month after Seyitan alleged that some policemen allegedly acting on the instruction of the singer, reportedly detained her for over 24 hours and made her delete all chats, social media posts, and other vital information related to the matter from her phone.