An Online petition against a Nigerian Artist Dapo Oyebanjo, Dbanj has been been signed by over 13,300 persons in less than 24hours
Popoola who had the petition request a United Nations action against D’banj for allegedly raping Seyitan Babatayo
The popular Nigeria singer denied the allegation and has demanded a public apology and a sum of one hundred million naira, “the apology should be published in four National dailies from the accuser.”
A britain-based Nigerian woman who started the petition said “We call on the United Nations, and United Nations Women Africa Organisations to remove Nigerian artist, D’banj as a youth ambassador and distance themselves from his actions following the sponsored kidnad of Seyi who accused D’banj of rape and sexual assault in 2018.”
It was gathered that, She also calls the attention of brands associated with the singer to end their commercial relationship him, associations like “Heritage Bank Africa, One Africa, CSA global, She adviced the organisation to stand in support of victims of sexual violence.
trouble started for the Artist when a Nigerian model Scout Benjamin Ese accuse the singer of raping his friend in a hotel in Lagos, Ese refuse to disclose his friends name.
Ese reacted to an Intagram post from the artist, when he preached and demanded justice for rape victims.
D’banj respond to Ese that “his accusations are from the pit of hell and all he just wanted to do is to scatter his loving marriage.”
Seyitayo Babatayo later respond to the post and demaded apology from the singer, Later on wednesday the matter took another form when Babatayo was reportedly arrested by the police at sodipo station. Her Lawyer, Olamide Omileye of Ojoge, said she was forced to delete her posts on the rape allegation.
Babatayo later tweeted that she was never arrested and tweets “To be very honest this was never our intention, we love you guys, lets leave our life stress free #StressByDbanj,” followed by a dove and blue heart emojis.
Despite the controversies surrounding the case, Popoola who started the petition insisted Babatayo must get justice.
In the Petition, she said “We ask the United Natiosn and United Nations Women Africa to support and lend their influence in helping Seyitan get justice for the abuse she endured in 2018, harrasment, and bullying in the past weeks,”