D’banj finally denies rape allegation, threatens legal action
Singer, D’banj, has finally denied the claim made by a man identified as Benjamin Ese, with Instagram username @action_name, who accused him of raping his friend after gaining access to her hotel room in 2018.
WITHIN NIGERIA recalls that one Benjamin Ese, in a post shared on June 3 alleged that D’banj used his influence as a celebrity to obtain the key to his friend’s hotel room after she had rebuffed his advances and sexually assaulted her.
The 40-year-old demanded a public apology and threatened to legal action against his accuser when he shared pictures of a letter sent by his legal team to that of his accuser on Instagram on Tuesday.
“Today is exactly 1 week after my birthday and this will be the only time I will address the recent false allegations and lies from the pit of hell.
I have chosen to do so because the incident is a slap to my marriage and my beautiful wife, my entire family and those who believe in me. I did not want to dignify the slurs with a response but it appears my silence has empowered my accusers to think i have been scared into the shadows so I would like to state that This Accusation are false and ludicrous and Have been handed over to my Legal Team.
It’s unfortunate that this is coming a few weeks before the second anniversary of my late son Daniel And this well timed falsehood has reopened the painful scars of my deep loss.
To my fans and loved ones , thanks for the support, your positive comments and prayers. God bless us all.” he wrote in the caption.
See court papers below: