Ms Seyitan Babatayo, who accused Oladapo Oyebanjo aka D’Banj of rape, has on Friday written a letter to the Police Command seeking to withdraw her petition.
The Force Public Criminal Investigations Department FCID, has been investigating the allegation on the directive of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu.
iBrandTV had reported that, Seyitan had accused D’Banj of raping her in a Lagos in December 2018, an allegatiin which D’Banja has denied severally.
It was gathered that, after despatching detectives to Lagos to investigate the claim, the Police was unable to establish a case of rape against the musician,
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 reads: “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 with respect to the statement.”
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Admin), Force Criminal Investigations Department, Umar Sanda, stated that the investigation into the allegation has discontinued due to lack of evidence.
His response said, “In view of the foregoing facts, the investigation was discontinued as no substantial evidence to prove the allegation of rape against the suspect.”