Almost 18,000 people have signed an online petition calling on the United Nations to strip
Oladapo Oyebanjo aka D’Banj 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 few hours ago on Change.Org had hit 17,
143 as of 8.07 am on Saturday.
It read in part;
“We call on the United Nations, and United Nations Women Africa organisations 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.”
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, had ordered a probe into the
allegations of rape leveled against D’Banj.