I’m innocent until proven guilty – D’banj says amidst rape allegation

Nigerian singer, D’banj, has said he is innocent of the rape allegation leveled against him until proven guilty.

The 40-year-old singer said this on Monday when he shared a video of himself dancing on Instagram with a caption, “Innocent until proven guilty, Stop social media trial. #SAY no to rape and human rights violation”.

Dbanj is currently being investigated by the police for allegedly raping Seyitan Babatayo.

A little over two weeks ago, Ms. Babatayo’s friend, Benjamin Ese, alleged that Dbanj raped his friend (Seyitan) on December 31, 2018, at Glee hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos.

Things took a confusing turn last week after Ms. Babatayo, was arrested and detained for accusing the singer of rape.

Ms. Babatayo’s lawyers, Olamide Omileye of Ojoge, Omileye, and Partners, told PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday that their client was intimidated and coerced into withdrawing her accusation while in police custody.

He told this newspaper that their client deleted the tweets under duress while in police custody on Tuesday.

Ms. Babatoyo’s Twitter account, with username @Seyitannn_, was apparently used to promote D’banj’s newest single, ‘Stress-Free.’

The promotional post appeared alongside tweets wherein she debunked the report of her arrest and intimidation by D’banj and his team.

The incident had sparked outrage on social media with many celebrities reacting to the development.

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