Seyitan Babatayo, who accused popular Nigerian singer, D’banj, of raping her has been ‘forced’ to delete her tweets detailing her encounter with the singer in 2018, her lawyers told PREMIUM TIMES.
Ms Babatayo’s lawyer, Olamide Omileye of Ojoge, Omileye, and Partners, said their client deleted the tweets under duress while in police custody on Tuesday.
According to him, Ms Babatayo was forced to post new tweets claiming that she was not arrested and that she wanted to move on from everything.
“They forced her to make those new tweets when she was in custody. They forced her to delete all her tweets and intimidated the hell out of her life,” he said.
Ms. Babatayo was picked up by policemen from Sodipo command as confirmed by her legal representatives.
Ms. Babatayo’s lawyers also said the issue has escalated beyond her expectations as she was only out “to speak her truth, tell her story so everybody can move on”.
“The girl has been so traumatised since she was released. She couldn’t believe it. When she was relating what happened to us yesterday, she was crying so much that.
“She said she slept in the same room, on the floor with criminals. She couldn’t believe that she was made to go through that by the Nigerian Police, just because she wanted to tell her own story,” they said.
Taking to Twitter, Nigerians have continued to expressed outrage over what they described as Dbanj’s use of his influence and money to silence a victim. Some people even said that they initially didn’t believe the young woman, but coercion and suppression from Dbanj’s team have made it now obvious that the singer is hiding something, hence the lady’s story will likely be true.