D'banj and his Team wants me to claim allegations were Publicity Stunt.
View pictures in App save up to 80% data. Seyitan Babatoye, the young lady who accused the Nigeria popular musician known as D’banj of raping her, said she was locked up by men of officials of Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team for almost 48 hours at the police station Harold Shodipo, Ikeja but .
She said in her statement that, ''On 16th June 2020, almost two weeks after going public with her story that, she was arrested by four (4) armed Police officers, who, under the pretense as delivery agent, gained entry into my home''. Babatoye also said while in the Police cell she was asked to remain silent, with limited access to a lawyer, yet still oblivious to the crime she was being detained for. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
She added that, When she requested to know the reason for the detention, the Police refused to answer, but they continued to treat me like a criminal. she was eventually released from custody after being made to sign a gag order by the Police and D’banj’s team. That she also spent the night in a location of Dbanj’s team’s choosing, which was not made known to the public”.
Bababatoye added ''i was isolated from my family, coerced, pressured and intimidated in person by Dbanj and his team to retract all statements and to announce that my testimony was a publicity stunt.”
Babatoye, however, stated that she was removed from the environment and taken to a safe place by friends and a non governmental organisation Stand To End Rape Initiative, who swung into action, and tracked her to the location where she was being held by D’banj and his team, using satellite mapping.