Nigerians on Twitter have slammed singer D’banj for allegedly arresting Seyitan Babatayo, the lady who accused him of raping her at Glee hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos, in 2018.
Seyitan was arrested yesterday and detained in Sodipo police station, Ikeja, Lagos and allegedly hasn’t been granted access to friends, family or a lawyer.
The arrest came 2 days after the singer, through his lawyers, asked Seyitan to pay N100 million as compensation for falsely accusing him of rape and tender a public apology.
A tweet from Seyitan’s account which was posted about 2 hours ago reads; “I’m done with all these back and forth drama…Frank took me to the party and gave me the key to the room. I’m moving on and leaving everything behind me. Thanks and God bless”
I’m done with all these back and forth drama…Frank took me to the party and gave me the key to the room.
I’m moving on and leaving everything behind me. Thanks and God bless
— Aunty Seyitan (@seyitannn_) June 17, 2020
Twitter Naija took to the platform to react after Seyitan deleted all tweets from her Twitter account, including the rape accusations.
Nigerians are now dragging and “cancelling” Dbanj, saying Seyitan was coerced to post the new tweet, and that the singer is using his influence to intimidate her.
See some tweets below…
Dbanj is guilty as fuck. It’s now so glaring.
— Orlando and Ibiza (@EffaEkun) June 17, 2020
Terribly disappointed Dbanj had his accuser detained, after he had done the right thing through his lawyers.
Whoever advised him to go this intimidation route, after his lawyers had appropriately intervened, has now helped him turn this into a messy scandal.
— Demola Olarewaju (@DemolaRewaju) June 17, 2020
We must never forget what Dbanj has done. Never!
— Dami (@OmogeDami) June 17, 2020
Arresting Seyitan and her mum, deleting her tweets, refusing her access to her lawyers because you have Nigeria police on your side will not prove your innocence. Police intimidation and bullying have already made this rape case worse. Dbanj you played yourself.
— Ugo (@UgoIkeakor) June 17, 2020
So, Dbanj has a SAN, a popular one at that defending him and they’re detaining someone without access to a lawyer or family, is that legal?
— Folayan (@Onflood_) June 17, 2020
Fuck Dbanj sha. And fuck that idiot Joey Akan too. Fuck Dbanj and his whole team and i hope he loses any and every endorsement he has or was looking for.
— Gideon (@DondeonBeke) June 17, 2020
I hope everyone can see how Dbanj is abusing the power he has
— FK. (@fkabudu) June 17, 2020
Nah Dbanj isn’t tryna get justice. He’s not tryna clear his name. He’s trying to silence Seyitan. You arrest her, give her no access to legal assistance & then take over socials ? Hide information that benefits your agenda ? RIGHT BEFORE OUR EYES ?? What can we do for @seyitannn_
— ebele. (@ebelee_) June 17, 2020
If you’re not guilty why are you detaining her mum too?! You want to show them you are Dbanj. Fuck you, Dbanj!
— A G! ✨ (@TheNnma) June 17, 2020
This Dbanj story is so disheartening.
Used to love him.
Done with that. 🗑
— yin (@soulyin_) June 17, 2020
Nobody is stopping Dbanj from taking legal action if he’s accused wrongly but why get the young lady detained? This show of power isn’t it.
— Tani (@AuntyDami) June 17, 2020
Fuck Dbanj for life @iamdbanj
— 5’2 hoe (@orety3) June 17, 2020
.@iamdbanj Why have you had a woman who accused you of rape detained without access to her friends, family or legal representation? Threatening and silencing her does not acquit you.
— Fisayo Longe (@FisayoLonge) June 17, 2020
Just reading that her mum was arrested too. Lool this is clearly oppression at this point. Dbanj is really a piece of shit for this one.
— I. (@thatgoddess____) June 17, 2020