Rape Allegation: IGP Orders Probe Of Policemen Who Arrested D’banj’s Accuser

SAN FRANCISCO, June 30, (THEWILL) – The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has authorize the investigation of the police officers that arrested and allegedly maltreated Seyitan Babatayo, the lady that accused D’banj of raping her in a hotel room in Lagos.

The IGP gave the order in a letter dated June 25 with reference number CZ: 7050/IGP.SEC/ABJ/Vol. 132/978.

The letter was titled: ‘Re: Petition Against Inspector Abraham, Supol Ugowe and the Entire Police Officers Team at Ikeja, Lagos Division of the Inspector General of Police’.

“I forward forthwith copy of a letter dated June 18, 2020,” the letter, which was addressed to the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Force Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Garki, read in part.“…with its attachment received from Ojoge, Omileye, and Partners on the above subject. I am to respectfully convey the directive of the Inspector-General of Police that you deal,” the police memo said.

THEWILL recalls that Seyitan’s lawyers had petitioned the police headquarters claiming she was unlawfully detained and maltreatment in detention. They also claimed she was blocked from access to her lawyers and family.

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“On Tuesday, June 16, 2020, our client was picked up alongside a friend, Favour, at her residence in Lagos by the officers of the Ikeja IGP IRT,” the petition read in part. It added: “The arrest was without any warrant and neither our client nor her friend, Favour, was informed of the reasons for their arrest.”