Nigerian singer, D’banj has taken a legal action against the woman who accused him of assaulting her in December 2018.
On June 3, a Nigerian model scout, Benjamin Ese, alleged that D’banj raped his friend on December 31, 2018, at Glee hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos.
The lady, Seyitan Babatayo, in a series of Twitter posts, narrated how she had been invited to an all-white party at Eko Atlantic by D’banj’s manager. She claims that after the party, D’banj managed to obtain the key to her hotel room from a staff of the hotel and gained entrance while she was asleep.
She then demanded a public apology from D’banj, through her lawyers (Ojoge, Omileye, and Partners).
D’banj has now reacted to the allegations. He released screenshots of legal documents filed by his lawyers.
In the legal documents, D’banj’s legal representatives said the artiste totally denies the allegations. D’banj’s reps accused his accusers of defamation and said Seyitan is a “gold digger”. The singer’s lawyers also demanded “100, 000 million Naira compensatory deposit to assuage his battered image.”
Sharing screenshots of the legal documents, D’banj wrote: “Today is exactly 1 week after my birthday and this will be the only time I will address the recent false allegations and lies from the pit of hell.
“I have chosen to do so because the incident is a slap to my marriage and my beautiful wife, my entire family and those who believe in me. I did not want to dignify the slurs with a response but it appears my silence has empowered my accusers to think i have been scared into the shadows so I would like to state that these Accusations are false and ludicrous and Have been handed over to my Legal Team.
“It’s unfortunate that this is coming a few weeks before the second anniversary of the passing of my son Daniel And this well timed falsehood has reopened the painful scars of my deep loss.
“To my fans and loved ones , thanks for the support, your positive comments and prayers. God bless us all.”