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D’Banj continues N1.5bn libel case against Seyitan despite withdrawing her case



Nigerian singer and songwriter, Oladapo Oyebanjo, aka D ’Banj, has continued his authorized battle towards Seyitan Babatayo who accussed him of rape.

D’Banj continues N1.5bn libel case against Seyitan's despite her case dismissal

It could be recalled that Seyitan some hours in the past withdrawn her case towards

D’banj however Kokomaster have gone forward with the N1.5 bn libel go well with filed

towards the mannequin.

This was disclosed by D’Banj’ s lawyer , Mike Ozekhome ( SAN ) throughout an interview

with Saturday PUNCH on Friday.

“They withdrew their petition however the police mentioned they may not show a case of rape towards D ’Banj.”

“The actual fact shouldn’t be hidden. It’s based mostly on this they’re begging him to withdraw

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the case however I’ve not acquired any letter from my consumer asking me to withdraw the

case. So, the case in court docket remains to be alive ,” Ozekhome mentioned.

D ’Banj had on July 3, 2020, filed a defamation go well with earlier than an FCT Excessive Courtroom

requesting the court docket to order Seyitan to tender a letter of apology for the

accusations directed at him , which he claimed has induced him “ embarrassment,

ridicule , derision , marital disharmony , psychological agony , and psychological trauma. ”

Seyitan, who had accused D ’Banj of raping her in 2018 , later wrote a letter to the IG withdrawing the petition.

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Human rights group, Stand To Finish Rape Initiative, popularly often called STER , mentioned

Seyitan determined to finish the case with out receiving any financial compensation .

STER, which was actively in assist of Seyitan ’s quest for justice, thanked everybody .

Talking with Saturday PUNCH on Friday, a lawyer to Seyitan, Mr. Tommy Ojoge -Daniel, mentioned D ’Banj had but to impact service on his consumer.

Ojoge -Daniel mentioned his consumer determined to withdraw the grievance towards D ’Banj for private causes .

He, nonetheless, mentioned they’d not be intimidated by the N1.5 bn libel go well with .

“ We’ve not but been served with the processes . Nevertheless, we’re not afraid of any libel go well with.”

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“Our consumer solely determined to withdraw the petition for private causes ,” the lawyer mentioned.


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