D’banj Slams N1.5 billion Lawsuit On Seyitan Over Rape Allegation

D’banj Slams N1.5 billion Lawsuit On Seyitan Over Rape Allegation

Nigerian artist Oladapo Oyebanjo known as D’banj has slammed a N1.5 billion lawsuit against Seyitan Babatayo who accused him of rape.

D’banj through his lawyer Mike Ozekhome also asked Seyitan to desist posting offensive posts and tweets about the alleged rape incident against the Afro-pop artiste.

Ozekhome is demanding that “the sum of N1,000,000,000.00 (One Billion naira) only” be paid to D’banj which represents “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.”

Another N500 million was requested by Dbanj’s lawyer for “representing aggravated, punitive and exemplary damages” in the allegation against the singer.

Prior to the lawsuit, D’banj’s lawyer had demanded that Seyitan pays the sum of N100m within 48 hours or risk legal action after the rape allegation became public in June.

He also demanded that she write a letter of apology and retract her statements which would be published in four national dailies.

The demands were, however, not met.

Babatayo last month said D’banj raped in 2018 in Lagos.

She said it happened after an all-white party where Dbanj allegedly offered her friend some money to spend the night which she rejected until the Oliver Twist crooner surprisingly showed up in Seyitan’s hotel room around 2:00 am.

“D’banj drove all the way from Eko Hotels 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,” Babatayo’s friend 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.”

D’banj denied the allegation, saying it was ‘lies from the pit of hell’ to tarnish his reputation, marriage and his 40-years birthday he planned in June.

Babatayo was reportedly arrested by the police on D’banj’s instruction who she claimed made her phone taken from her, denying her the chance to talk to her lawyer.


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