D’Banj vs Seyitan: IGP orders probe of policeman who detained rape accuser

D'Banj vs Seyitan: IGP orders probe of policeman who detained rape accuser
D'Banj and Babatayo

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has taken another step that demonstrates his seriousness in unravelling the rape allegation against star singer D’banj.

This he did by ordering the probe of the policeman who allegedly ordered the arrest of Setyitan Babatayo, the lady who made the allegation.

Reports said the IGP gave the order in a letter signed on his behalf by his Principal Staff Officer, DCP Idowu Owohunwa, and addressed to the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Force Criminal Investigation Department, Garki.

The letter is titled, “Re: Petition Against Inspector Abraham, Supol Ugowe and the Entire Police Officers Team at Ikeja, Lagos Division of the Inspector General of Police.”

The rape case has experienced twists and turns, with Seyitan detained along the line.

There were rumors that her mother was also detained but Seitan later said she was the only one detained.

According to her, she was lumped among criminals.

She had claimed that D’Banj raped her in Lagos in 2018.

Babatayo’s legal representative – Ojoge, Omileye and Partners – had alleged in a petition that policemen attached to the Intelligence Response Team arrested Seyitan on the directive of D’Banj and detained her for over 24 hours.

The firm had said, “On Tuesday, June 16, 2020, our client was picked up alongside a friend, Favour, at her residence in Lagos by the officers of the Ikeja IGP IRT. The arrest was without any warrant and neither our client nor her friend, Favour, was informed of the reasons for their arrest.

IGP, Mohammed Adamu

“According to our client, she was told to write a statement denying ever meeting with Mr. Oyebanjo (D’Banj) and to also state that she lied against the person of Mr. Oyebanjo. In actual fact, our client was about to write the statement which she believed would be a basis for her release when the counsel came in and stopped her from writing such a statement.

“The counsel further informed the policemen that all actions to the alleged rape of our client in December 2018 by Mr. Oyebanjo have been transferred to the DIG FCID for a thorough investigation and that they need to stay the action.”

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