Miss Seyitan Babatayo, the Nigerian lady who accused singer Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo, better known by his stage name D’banj of raping her in a hotel room on December 30, 2018, has reportedly been detained at Sodipo Police station, Ikeja.
According to journalist, Kiki Mordi, Seyitan was arrested yesterday and has been denied any legal representation since her arrest.
Her family members are also denied access to her, the report said.
Kiki Mordi wrote:
Seyitan accused D’Banj a couple of weeks before this article of sexual assault. Yesterday at about noon, Seyitan was and is still detained in Sodipo Ikeja and hasn’t been granted access to friends, family or a lawyer lawyers.
I have reason to believe his deal has been delayed (which is the right thing to do) and this has led to D’Banj and his team coming after everyone including his ex manager who corroborated Seyitan’s story.
I spoke to her lawyers and they also have reason to believe she’s being coerced to recant her accusations but with no one having access to her it’s difficult to ascertain! They have applied for bail and our fingers are crossed.
I maintain that there is NO reason she has been held for that long in a police cell. She is not the first woman who has ended up in jail for telling their abuse story in the past couple of weeks!
See tweet below:
Seyitan accused D'Banj a couple of weeks before this article of sexual assault.
Yesterday at about noon, Seyitan was and is still detained in Sodipo Ikeja and hasn't been granted access to friends, family or a lawyer lawyers. https://t.co/UqdAlNXfnR
— Grand Commander of the Feminist Battalion (@kikimordi) June 17, 2020