Music star, Dbanj arrested Seyitan, the lady who accused him of rape a few weeks ago.
Recall that the musician had responded on Tuesday via his legal team and asked that Seyitan pays N100m and then tender a public apology.
However, a Journalist Kiki Mordi shared that Seyitan was arrested and denied access to friends, family and legal representation.
She wrote on her Twitter handle that, “Yesterday at about noon, Seyitan was and is still detained in Sodipo Ikeja and hasn’t been granted access to friends, family or lawyer lawyers”.
I have reason to believe his deal has been delayed (which is the right thing to do) and this has led to D’Banj and his team coming after everyone including his ex-manager who corroborated Seyitan’s story.
I spoke to her lawyers and they also have reason to believe she’s being coerced to recant her accusations but with no one having access to her, it’s difficult to ascertain! They have applied for bail and our fingers are crossed.
I maintain that there is NO reason she has been held for that long in a police cell. She is not the first woman who has ended up in jail for telling their abuse story in the past couple of weeks! Everyone asking how we can help. We don’t know. We can’t reach her for now.
But @OdunEweniyi has reached out me and a lot of amazing women like @OmogeDami @AyodejiOsowobi @darlingdami are raising money for legal counsel, bail etc
Please donate & share
Odun Eweniyi, the COO of Piggyvest said Seyitan has been placed on bail. She wrote on Twitter:
Seyitan has been asked to post bail. But as in Nigeria, we don’t know how much she’ll be charged. Someone has donated N500,000 to begin to cover the cost of legal representation for her. Women should be able to speak without fear of intimidation.
Seyitan has been asked to post bail. But as in Nigeria, we don’t know how much she’ll be charged.
Someone has donated N500,000 to begin to cover the cost of legal representation for her.
Women should be able to speak without fear of intimidation. https://t.co/KfZqA2hY2E
— Big Odun Energy (@OdunEweniyi) June 17, 2020
Thankfully, she has been released, according to Ayodeji Osowobi. She tweeted:
Let us remember that women are not safe in this country and the Body we expect to protect our fights will be used as a tool to silence us when we speak about our experience. Nonetheless, WE WILL NOT BE SILENT!!! We must never get tired of pushing advocacies for women’s rights.✊🏾— Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi (@AyodejiOsowobi) June 17, 2020
But there’s a recent tweet from Seyitan, and people are saying there’s a possibility she is being coerced to retract her accusations.
I’m done with all these back and forth drama…Frank took me to the party and gave me the key to the room.— Aunty Seyitan (@seyitannn_) June 17, 2020
I’m moving on and leaving everything behind me. Thanks and God bless
Then, two hours ago, Seyitan tweeted,
I don’t know where all this rumors are coming from . Myself and my mom were not and have not been arrested .— Aunty Seyitan (@seyitannn_) June 17, 2020