Nigerian singer cum politician, Banky W, has shared his opinion about the rape allegation against fellow singer, D’banj.
The 39-year-old singer, whose real name is Olubankole Wellington, condemned the alleged arrest and intimidation of the accuser, Seyitan babatayo, and called expressed hope that justice will be served in the case in tweets he shared on Friday.
The news lately has been so hard to read, but we must never support the oppressing or silencing of victims by the Police. If Dbanj truly was being falsely accused, then a ‘defamation of character’ lawsuit was the right move – but that’s where it should have stopped.”
“Whether it was overzealous police officers/Dbanj/his handlers that orchestrated it – locking Seyitan and/or her Mom in jail, seizing her phone, preventing her from reaching her lawyers/family etc is completely wrong – and I hope Dbanj will denounce it himself,” he added.
The singer also condemned the actions of Senator Elisha Abbo, who was caught on camera assaulting a pregnant woman in an adult toy shop in July 2019.
“We all saw the vid that showed a sitting Senator physically assaulting a woman & then having her arrested. Victims will never speak up against oppression if we allow the system to silence them. Civil cases must be decided by the courts, never by the abuse of the Police Force,” he wrote.
It had earlier been confirmed that the Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, had ordered a probe into the allegations against D’banj.
The IG order was in response to a petition written to him by Tommy Ojoge-Daniel, a lawyer representing Babatayo.