Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector-General of Police, has ordered the immediate probe of the police officers who arrested the rape accuser of singer D’banj.
Seyitan Babatayo had alleged that the artist collaborated with the officers who came under the guise of being workmen and gaining entrance into her home, put her in detention.
In a letter titled ‘Re: Petition Against Inspector Abraham, Supol Ugowe and the Entire Police Officers Team at Okeja, Lagos Division of the Inspector General of Police’, the IGP asked that the petition from Seyitan’s lawyer be addressed.
The petition from Seyitan’s legal team alleges that the policemen attached to the Intelligence Response Team arrested her at D’banj’s request and detained her for over 24 hours.
Seyitan also says that she was denied access to her phone and her lawyers as she was subjected to intimidation and psychological torture by the policemen.
The statement reads:
According to our client, she was told to write a statement denying ever meeting with Mr. Oyebanjo (D’Banj) and to also state that she lied against the person of Mr. Oyebanjo.
In actual fact, our client was about to write the statement which she believed would be a basis for her release when the counsel came in and stopped her from writing such a statement.”
“The counsel further informed the policemen that all actions to the alleged rape of our client in December 2018 by Mr. Oyebanjo have been transferred to the DIG FCID for a thorough investigation and that they need to stay the action.”
Seyitan’s petition also alleges that the D’banj’s Manager, Damien Okoroafor, who later went to the police station, was the one who made the police refuse to release her.
D’banj has denied the rape allegation, demanding a public apology and an N100 million compensation.
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