IGP and D’banj
Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the probe of the police officers that are reportedly working with D’banj , born Oladapo Oyebanjo, in arresting and intimidating Seyitan Babatayo, the lady that accused the popular music artiste of rape.
On June 25,2020 the order was issued in a letter with reference no CZ:7050/IGP.SEC/ABJ/Vol.132/978 signed by his Principal Staff Officer, DCP Idowu Owohunwa, on behalf of the IGP.
This letter titled ” Re: Petition Against Inspector Abraham, Supol, Ugowe, and the Entire Police Officers Team at Ikeja, Lagos Division of the Inspector General of Police” came after Seyitan Babatayo’s lawyer Ojoge, Omileye and Partners wrote a petition alleging that officer of the Intelligence Response Team who worked with D’banj in detaining Seyitan for over 24hours.
According to the reports, Seyitan and her friend, Favour were arrested without a warrant or reason for arrest by Ikeja IGP IRT officers. She was denied access to her phone, lawyers, and was asked to rescind her statement under duress.
The petition read,”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.”
Seyitan’s lawyer, Tommy Ojoge-Daniel, alleged that the officers refused to release their client but D’Banj’s Manager, Damien Okoroafor who was present threatened to obtain a remand order allowing him to detain Seyitan for up to two weeks.
The Counsel claimed that they came in the previous day June 17, 2020 but Damien Okoroafor instructed the police officer not to grant Seyitan bail which they did.
The letter from the IGP that orders the probe of the policemen working with D’banj was addressed to the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Force Criminal Investigation Department, Garki.
It reads, “I forward forthwith a copy of a letter dated June 18, 2020, with its attachment received from Ojoge, Omileye and Partners on the above subject.
“I am to respectfully convey the directive of the Inspector-General of Police that you deal with.”
Recall that all this has happened after Seyitan had D’Banj of raping her in Glee Hotel in December 2018.
D’banj denied the rape allegations and demanded N100 million accompanied by an apology from Seyitan.