Over 15,000 peopled have signed a petition to stripe Dbanj of UN appointment, due to the rape and sexual assault allegation levied against him.
We can all recall that earlier this month, Miss Seyitan’s friend, Benjamin Ese, took to Twitter to narrate how D’Banj allegedly raped Seyitan at a hotel two years ago – in December 2018.
The musician, however, denied the allegations leveled against him and asked his accuser to make a public apology and also pay him the sum of N100m in damages.
Earlier this week, some policemen allegedly acting on the instruction of Dbanj detained Seyitan for over 24 hours and intimidated her, making her delete all chats, social media posts, and other vital information from her phone.
This has now led 15,000 people to sign an online petition calling on the United Nations to strip him of his appointment as United Nations Ambassador for Peace.
They also called the attention of brands such as Heritage Bank Africa, One Africa, CSA Global, and other establishments associated with D’Banj to end their commercial relationship with him and stand in support of victims of sexual violence.
The petition which was started by one E.Pooola on Change.Org had hit 14, 310 as of 11.10 am on Friday.
The petition read;
“We call on the United Nations, and United Nations Women Africa organizations to remove Nigerian artiste Mr Dapo Oyebanjo as a youth ambassador and distance themselves from his actions following the sponsored kidnap of Seyitan who accused D’Banj of rape and sexual assault which happened in 2018.
“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.”
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