Singer D’banj cleared of rape charges, as Seyitan withdraws petition for ‘personal reasons


Singer D’banj who has been under investigation for rape has been cleared of the allegations by the Nigerian police.

A woman had accused the musician of sneaking into her hotel room with a spare key to have non-consensual sex with her. Seyitan said the incident happened in 2018 at the Glee Hotel, where she was allegedly lodged.


D’banj vehemently denied the accusation and threatened court action against Seyitan. The management of Glee Hotel in a statement also denied having records of the said Seyitan in their facility two years ago.

According to a letter to the IGP dated July 17, 2020, sent by her lawyer, Olamide Omileye, Seyitan she was withdrawing from the case for personal reasons.

The letter to the IGP said, “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 personal reasons.

“Our client further humbly applies that the investigation and all other action that is currently being carried out by the police concerning the statement.”


Deputy Commissioner of Police (Admin) at Force Criminal Investigations Department, Umar Sanda, said the investigation into the allegation hs discontinued due to lack of evidence.

His response said, “Given the foregoing facts, the investigation was discontinued as no substantial evidence to prove the allegation of rape against the suspect.”

Recall that Seyitan had accused D’Banj of raping her in a Lagos in December 2018, an allegation which D’Banja has denied severally.

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