Nigerian entertainer, Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo, aka, Dbanj, has sued Seyitan Babatayo for 1.5 billion Naira over rape allegations from 2018.
In a previous lawsuit, the singer demanded 100 million Naira compensation from his rape accuser for defamation of character and also an apology through her lawyers.
In the new turn of events, Dbanj is seeking 1.5 billion Naira to cover for the general damages that her actions have caused him.
D’Banj, through his lawyer, Mike Ozekhome Chambers, filed the lawsuit which was presented to the high court of FCT, Abuja on Friday.
“An order directing the defendant to pay the claimant, the sum of #1, 000,000,000.00 (One Billion Naira) only, representing general damages over the untold embarrassment, derision, public ridicule, odium, obloquy, marital disharmony, mental agony and psychological trauma which the defendant’s tweets and publication have caused the claimant,” the document read in part.
The singer also demanded N500 million for “aggravated, punitive, and exemplary damages.”
The statement from his legal team says the singer wants the court to order Miss Babatayo to tender “a letter of unreserved apology for the offensive tweets and posts”.
The singer also wants “an order of perpetual injunction restraining the defendant from further publishing, tweeting or posting offensive libelous statements.”
Recall that Miss Seyitan Babatayo had earlier released a statement that claimed a forceful arrest by his legal team.
See screenshots of the legal documents below: