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Saturday, June 20, 2020

Nigerian singer, D’banj faces more trouble over rape allegation

Nigerian singer, D’banj faces more trouble over rape allegation

Pressure is mounting on the United Nations (UN) and United Nations Women Africa organisations to strip multiple award winning  Nigerian artiste, Dapo Oyebanjo popularly called D’banj, as a youth ambassador on account of  the allegation of rape and sexual assault against him.

As at 6.30pm on Friday over 16,000 people had signed a petition to the UN to sanction D’Banj.

The petition was initiated only on Thursday by one E. Popoola.

Popoola is seeking 25000 signatories on for “Petition for United Nations to remove Nigerian Artiste D’banj as a Youth Ambassador”.

The petitioner wants the UN and UN Women Africa organisations to “remove Nigerian artiste Mr Dapo Oyebanjo as a youth ambassador and distance themselves from his actions following the sponsored kidnap of Seyitan (Babatayo) who accused D’banj of rape and sexual assault which happened in 2018.

“Women in Nigeria are increasingly at risk of sexual violence and the United Nations and United Nations Women Africa as an entity committed to the empowerment of women should not be seen to associate themselves with alleged rapists, abusers and kidnappers.

“We ask the United Nations and United Nations Women Africa to support and lend their influence in helping Seyitan get justice for the abuse she endured in 2018 and the harassment and bullying in the past weeks.

“We also call the attention of brands such as Heritage Bank Africa, One Africa, CSA Global and other establishments associated with Mr. Oyebanjo to end their commercial relationship with him and stand in support of victims of sexual violence.”

The police are currently investigating the rape allegation.

Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu had directed the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Force Criminal Investigation Department to thoroughly probe the rape allegation on the strength of a petition by Seyitan Babatayo’s solicitors.

Ironically, D’banj had added his voice to the wave of condemnations that trailed the recent rape and murder of 22-year-old Uwa Omozuwa in Benin.

The Kokomaster had barely shared a plain black picture with the caption, “#NoMeansNo We Need to Raise Our Sons right and Teach them to love and Respect Women. We Need Justice for Our GIRLS…Say NO to Rape, Racism, tribalism. Let us stop living in FEAR and HATE, and start living in LOVE,” when a talent and model scout, Benjamin Ese, accused him of being a rapist.
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