Nigerian music star Dapo Oyebanjo popularly known as D’banj who was recently appointed the United Nations Ambassador for peace now risks losing his position at the UN after a Nigerian woman accused him of rape.
This is after over 15,000 people signed an online petition calling on the UN to distance itself from D’banj over the rape claim.
The lady, Seyitan Babatayo said the incident happened at a white-party event held at Glee Hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos on December 30, 2018.
According to the petition, the UN should end its relationship with the oliver twist singer in support of victims of gender-based violence.
“Women in Nigeria are increasingly at risk of sexual violence and the United Nations and United Nations Women Africa as an entity committed to the empowerment of women should not be seen to associate themselves with alleged rapists, abusers, and kidnappers. We ask the United Nations and United Nations Women Africa to support and lend their influence in helping Seyitan get justice for the abuse she endured in 2018 and the harassment and bullying in the past weeks.” Reads the petition
According to a series of tweets made by Seyitan’s friend Benjamin Ese – a model scout, D’banj raped her after gaining access to her room while she slept at the hotel.
“So I slept off within 5/6am and pls note (I’m a naked sleeper) and woke up and found D’banj in my room already and I asked him what he was doing in my room he didn’t say a word…” read one of the 13 tweets in part.
The singer has come out to rubbish the allegations saying that it has greatly affected his marriage.
He added that his legal team together with the Nigerian police department is already handling the matter.
“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 this accusation is false and ludicrous and have been handed over to my legal team, while the Nigerian Police is Investigating the criminal aspect of it,” he added.