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D’banj sues lady accusing him of rape for N1.5 billion


Popular musician, Oladapo Oyebanjo, also known as D’banj, has sued the lady, who accused him of rape, Seyitan Babatayo, for N1.5 billion.

This was contained in a suit filed by his lawyer, Mike Ozekhome, on Friday at the Federal High Court, Abuja.

The lady had alleged that D’banj raped her at Glee hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos, in 2018.

D’banj, however, denied the allegation.

In the suit, he is demanding N1 billion for general damages and another N500 million for aggravated punitive and exemplary damages.

“An order directing the defendant to pay to the claimant, the sum of N1,000,000,000 (One billion naira) only representing general damages over the untold embarrassment, derision, public ridicule, odium, obloquy, marital disharmony, mental agony and psychological trauma which the defendants tweets and publications have caused the claimant,” the suit partly read.

He asked the court to issue an order directing the defendant to pay to him the sum of N500,000,000 (five hundred million) representing aggravated, punitive and exemplary damages.

ElombahNews had reported on June 30, that the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, directed investigation of the policemen who allegedly arrested Seyitan Babatayo, the lady that accused the musician of rape.

The order for the investigation was contained in a letter dated June 25, 2020 with reference number CZ:7050/IGP.SEC/ABJ/Vol. 132/978 signed on his behalf by his Principal Staff Officer, DCP Idowu Owohunwa.

The letter was addressed to the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Force Criminal Investigation Department, Garki, Abuja.

The letter reads in part:

“I forward forthwith copy of a letter dated June 18, 2020 with its attachment received from Ojoge, Omileye and Partners on the above subject.

“I am to respectfully convey the directive of the Inspector-General of Police that you deal.”

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’

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