January 23, 2021

More Crisis for D’Banj over Rape Claim

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Severe pressure is on the United Nations to remove him as a youth ambassador over the rape claim by one Seyitan Babatayo.

One E. Popoola is spearheading the agenda on change.org to get 25,000 signatures so that the Koko master can be dropped as an ambassador. As at yesterday, they had garnered about 16,000 signatures.

He was quoted to have said:

“Women in Nigeria are increasingly at risk of sexual violence and the United Nations and United Nations Women Africa as an entity committed to the empowerment of women should not be seen to associate themselves with alleged rapists, abusers and kidnappers.

“We ask the United Nations and United Nations Women Africa to support and lend their influence in helping Seyitan get justice for the abuse she endured in 2018 and the harassment and bullying in the past weeks.

“We also call the attention of brands such as Heritage Bank Africa, One Africa, CSA Global and other establishments associated with Mr. Oyebanjo to end their commercial relationship with him and stand in support of victims of sexual violence.”

The police are currently investigating the rape allegation.

D’Banj has denied the claim and is maintaining his innocence.

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