An online petition calling on the United Nations for the removal of popular singer, D’Banj as one of its Youth Ambassadors For Peace has been signed by over 17,000 persons.
A Nigerian lady, Miss Seyitan Babatayo had accused the singer of forcefully having s*x with her in an hotel in 2018.
It was later alleged that the singer had paid his lawyers to silence her by getting her arrested and this sparked outrage among web users.
The petition, created by a Britain-based Nigerian woman, E. Popoola on Change.Org, also called the attention of brands and other establishments in connection with the singer to cut ties with him and stand in support of victims of sexual violence.
It reads in part;
“We call on the United Nations, and United Nations Women Africa organisations to remove Nigerian artiste Mr Dapo Oyebanjo as a youth ambassador and distance themselves from his actions following the sponsored kidnap of Seyitan who accused D’Banj of rape and sexual assault which happened in 2018”
“Women in Nigeria are increasingly at risk of sexual violence and the United Nations and United Nations Women Africa as an entity committed to the empowerment of women should not be seen to associate themselves with alleged rapists, abusers, and kidnappers.
“We ask the United Nations and United Nations Women Africa to support and lend their influence in helping Seyitan get justice for the abuse she endured in 2018 and the harassment and bullying in the past weeks.”
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, also ordered a probe into the rape allegations levelled against the singer.
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Popular Nigerian singer and beauty enthusiast, Dencia, has reacted to reports of rape victims coming years later to lay accusation.
According to the singer, coming years later will give them a hard time in getting justice.
The singer, however, asked women that if they can’t come forward immediately, they should prepare a rape kit and gather evidence by themselves before laying the accusation.
Sharing on Twitter, the singer wrote in part: “…it’s very important to have evidence. Do a rape kit and keep,take pictures, keep something that can help your story. 10yrs later they will give u a hard time.”
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Marvin Records boss, Don Jazzy has finally reacted to the rape allegation leveled against his former label mate and business partner, D’Banj.
Information Nigerian recalls a Nigerian lady, Miss Seyitan Babatayo accused D’Banj of forcefully having s*x with her in Glee hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos, in 2018.
According to several reports, the lady was allegedly arrested and made to recant her statement by the singer’s legal team.
Taking to Twitter, Don Jazzy said he stands firmly against against rape and injustice to women as he called on the police to investigate the case.
The music producer tweeted;
“No matter how long a lie lasts, the truth will always prevail. The fact is that one of them is a victim and the law will protect that person. I stand firmly against rape and all injustices against women, children and everyone including oppression.
I urge all victims to speak out and report to the appropriate quarters. It is also important that every accused person is given an opportunity to set the facts straight. For most of us, all we have is the good name our parents have given us and we must protect and bequeath to our own successors.
This particular case saddens my soul but I am not competent to investigate or judge this matter. I implore the police to thoroughly investigate and courts to do justice.”
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