Nigerian musician, Oladapo Oyebanjo, popularky known as D’Banj, has asked Miss Seyitan Babatayo who accused him of raping her in a hotel room on December 30, 2018, to make a payment of N100m within 48 hours and also publish an apology to him or face legal action.
In a pre-litigation letter signed by his lawyer, Mike Ozekhome (SAN) and addressed to Miss Babatayo’s lawyer, Ojoge, Omileye and Partners, dated June 15, 2020, D’banj demanded that the apology be published in at least four national dailies.
The letter read in part, “We have been instructed to demand and we so hereby demand from you the following: That your client makes an outright apology and a total retraction of each and every false allegation made against and concerning our client.
“The said apology and retraction shall be published in four national dailies with wide circulation in Nigeria as well as on social media platforms and handles being used by your client and her hirelings.
“That your client makes a compensatory deposit of the sum of N100m only through this chambers in favor of our client to assuage his battered image.”
D’banj accused Miss Babatayo of being on a mission to destroy the reputation he had built for nearly two decades in the music industry, adding that the allegation was an insult to his wife.
A talent manager and model scouts, Otunba Benjamin Ese was the first to accuse DBanj of raping his friend, Miss Seyitan Babatayo, in 2018.
He made the allegation after DBanj showed support by calling for justice for rape victims via his Instagram page.
The talent manager who asked the singer to take down the post tagged him a rapist and took to his Instagram page to narrate how D’Banj allegedly raped his friend at a hotel in Lagos.