Intimidation, Kidnapping & Unlawful Arrest- D'banj's Alleged Rape Victim Speaks Out

The plot thickens!

By  | Jun 24, 2020, 10:28 AM  | D'Banj  | Drama

D'banj's rape accuser Seyitan Babatayo has spoken out about her experiences in the last few weeks in an explosive statement that has left fans shook...

The woman, who detailed her account of how the Naija superstar raped her in 2018 earlier this month on Twitter, has broken her silence to reveal what transpired in the days the followed her revelation.

And it's just plain messy!

In a damning statement, Seyitan alleges that after she shared her story, she unsuccessfully attempted to file a rape charge at the Bar Beach police station in Victoria Island. She claims police did not take her seriously and turned her away.

A few days later she was slapped with a lawsuit from the singer accusing her of defamation of character and demanding N100 million in damages.

The very next day, Seyitan alleges four policemen gained access to her home and unlawfully arrested her for a crime they did not disclose.

Whilst there she claims she was harassed, intimidated and forced to sign a gag order by D'banj's representatives, barring her from speaking out on social media, without their approval.

She wrote; "In that cell I had the right to remain silent, limited access to a lawyer, yet still oblivious to a crime I was detained for. I spent almost 48 hours at the police station, without being charged for a single crime. When I requested to know the reason for my detention, the police refused to answer, but they continued to treat me like a criminal".

Following her release, Seyitan alleges she was kidnapped by D'banj's team where she was "coerced and pressured in person by D'banj and his team to retract all statements and to announce that my testimony was a publicity stunt".

Seyitan then claims she was rescued by a close friend who found her location using satellite mapping.

Following that incident, Seyitan claims she continues to be intimidated by D'banj's representatives.

She continued; "D'banj through his team has continued to harass me with incessant calls and boasting that he (D'banj) can buy anyone off with the justice system in Lagos".

In the statement, Seyitan thanks the public for their support and reveals she received N1,6 million in donations towards her legal fees, as well as the support from a law firm in Abuja who agreed to represent her. She also claims she is receiving therapy and protection by the Stand To End Rape (STER) initiative and is currently planning her next steps of action.

"What I experienced should not happen to any girl or woman in Nigeria. No one should be raped... And most importantly, nobody should have the right to use their name or status to intimidate survivors who speak out or to tamper with justice," she concluded.

Read her lengthy statement here;

Meanwhile D'banj - who earlier this week insisted he is "innocent until proven guilty" - has yet to respond to the allegations

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