Police clear D’Banj as Seyitan withdraws rape petition

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Oladapo Oyebanjo, aka D’Banj, has been cleared of rape after his accuser, Seyitan Babatayo, withdrew her petition.

In a letter dated July 17, 2020, addressed to the Inspector-General of Police through her lawyer, Seyitan said she was withdrawing from the case for private reasons.

The letter read partly, “We hereby officially notify you of our client’s intention to withdraw and discontinue her petition against Mr. Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo aka D’Banj for private reasons. Our client further humbly applies that the investigation and every one other action that’s currently being distributed by the police with reference to the statement.”

Reacting to the letter, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Admin), Umar Sanda, said investigation had discontinued because of lack of evidence.

Human rights group, Stand to finish Rape Initiative (STER), said Seyitan decided to finish the case without receiving any monetary compensation.

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