Heritage Bank Cancels DBanj N45m Deal Over Rape Allegation

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Heritage Bank Plc may have cancelled its N45m endorsement deal with the popular Nigerian singer Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo alias DBanj.

Recall that the ambassadorial deal was signed with the popular Nigerian singer and influencer on his 40th birthday some weeks back. But Heritage Bank was reported to have cancelled the deal because of a rape allegation against him by a young lady called Seyitan Babatayo

According to Seyitan, the popular singer aped her during an all-white party in 2018, at Glee hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos State.

Although the singer has denied the allegation and has instructed N100m lawsuit damage against her, the bank decided to halt the deal till after the singer is able to clear his name of the allegation.

The bank has however not made any official communication on the deal, a Twitter post by @Gidifeedtv and Nigerians reactions to the post suggest that the officers of the bank and some others connected to the deal have decided to back down until DBanj clears his name.

Meanwhile, Ms. Seyitan Babatayo, who alleged that Nigerian singer, D’banj raped her in a hotel room two years ago, has now made a criminal complaint to the police.

She said D’banj, whose full name is Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo barged into her hotel room on 30 December 2018.

In her words: “D’banj gained access into my hotel room at past midnight while I was asleep. He violated and raped me”.

In a press statement, Seyitan said she filed the criminal complaint at the Gender Desk of Lagos Police Command Headquarters in Ikeja on 22 June.

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She said the complaint was filed after she tried unsuccessfully to lodge the same at the Bar Beach Police Station in Victoria Island on 6 June.

Seyitan said the attempt was thwarted by a police officer.

She spoke about her ordeal on 16 June, when she was arrested by four police officers and detained in a cell for 48 hours, like a criminal at Harold Sodipo Police Station in Ikeja.

She was charged with no offence, upon her release, after signing a gag order by the police and D’banj

team.

Since then, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has ordered an investigation into her case.

Similarly, the Lagos State Attorney-General also wrote the Commissioner of Police in Lagos to investigate the case.

Upon all that Seyitan said she has now gotten the services of a law firm in Abuja to handle her case.

 

 


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