After allegations that he raped Seyitan Babatayo, Nigerian multi-award-winning musician and entertainment entrepreneur, Dbanj has come out to further defend himself.
In an Instagram post that was fed into Twitter, Dbanj said “Innocent until proven guilty…., STOP SOCIAL MEDIA TRIAL #SAY NO TO RAPE AND HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION”
A few weeks ago, Seyitan accused Dbanj of an alleged rape incident that happened a few years ago. In the Twitter thread which she has since deleted, she said:
“she met D’Banj at an all-white party at Eko Atlantic with his then manager and a friend. In her account, she was told that D’Banj had taken a liking to her and was offered a large sum of money to sleep with him, to which she blatantly refused.
According to her Twitter thread, D’Banj allegedly barged into her room after being given the key by the hotel’s facility, and after this, she recounts disturbing details of the singer forcing himself on her.
Dbanj was mute on the matter, however, it is now apparent that the musician was planning a legal suit to defend his name.
He said in a legal notice he published on his Instagram account that:
“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, while the Nigerian Police is Investigating the Criminal aspect of it.
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 prayers and your positive comments . The truth will always prevail . God bless us all.” he said.
Last week, Dbanj announced that he sued the accuser to court asking for a damages of N100 million.