Nigerian artiste, D’banj, has asked the lady who accused him of rape to pay a sum of N100 million ($257,731.95) within 48 hours or face legal action.
The artiste, born Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo, made the demands in response to an allegation by one Miss Seyitan that he raped her in a hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos two years ago.
On his Instagram page, D’banj in the pre-litigation letter signed by his lawyer, Mike Ezekhome (SAN) and addressed to Miss Babatayo’s lawyer, Ojoge, Omileye and Partners, also demanded that an apology be published in at least four national dailies.
The letter read in part, “We have been instructed to demand the following: That your client makes an outright apology and a total retraction of each and every false allegation made against and concerning our client.”
“The said apology and retraction shall be published in four national dailies with wide circulation in Nigeria as well as on social media platforms and handles being used by your client and her hirelings.”
He also demanded that the accuser make a deposit of N100 million through his chamber for battering his image.
“Your client should make a compensatory deposit of the sum of N100 million only through these chambers in favor of our client to assuage his battered image.”
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Today is exactly 1 week after my birthday and this will be the only time I will address the recent false allegations and lies from the pit of hell. I have chosen to do so because the incident is a slap to my marriage and my beautiful wife, my entire family and those who believe in me. 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 are false and ludicrous and Have been handed over to my Legal Team, while the Nigerian Police is Investigating the Criminal aspect of it. It’s unfortunate that this is coming a few weeks before the second anniversary of my late son Daniel And this well timed falsehood has reopened the painful scars of my deep loss. To my fans and loved ones , thanks for the support, your prayers and your positive comments . The truth will always prevail . God bless us all. 🙏🙏🙏
According to D’banj, the allegation was meant to destroy his reputation and insult his wife.