Heritage Bank Allegedly Cancels Endorsement Deal With D’banj Amid Rape Allegations
Reports have alleged that Heritage Bank has cancelled its ambassadorial contract with D’banj amid rape allegations.
Although neither Heritage bank nor D’banj have confirmed it, the news began trending on twitter.
Few weeks ago, D’banj was accused by a woman identified as Seyitan Babatoya of rape. Following the accusations, D’banj denied such allegations and petitioned the Nigerian police to investigate the situation.
On the evening of Tuesday 17th, journalist Kiki Mordi tweeted that his accuser, Seyitan had been arrested and detained by the police and she’s being denied legal representation and access to her phones and family.
Further information was later received that she was being detained alongside her mum for more than 24hrs, which is illegal.
An hour afterward, @seyitannn_ tweeted she was “done with the drama” and wanted everything to end.
Seyitan was eventually released from jail and allowed to return to her family.
Later on, Nigerian actress, Dorcas Shola-Fapson, revealed the conversation she had with Seyitan after she was released from jail.
Dorcas tweeted: “I just spoke to @seyitannn_ She’s ok now. She was arrested and had all her things seized & left in a cell with criminals. D’banj’ team pressured her into those tweets & threatened to leave her in prison if she didn’t recant the allegation.
D’banj told Seyitan that he has paid his lawyers 25m & she doesn’t stand a chance against him.
THE POOR GIRLIS SCARED & obviously doesn’t have the money/resources to fight this!
WE CANNOT ALLOW MONEY/POWER/STATUS to silence
@seyitannn_ !!!! @iamdbanj you are foul & disgusting. I knew that from our ‘encounter’ in LA. But this?? No.”
The Herald NG – Faith