has released an official statement regarding the rape allegation leveled
against DBanj by a lady, Seyitan Babatayo.
In his statement, Franklin said he was the one who invited Seyitan to
an event in Lagos where DBanj attended and performed on December 30,
2018. He said he gave Seyitan the keys to his room to pass the night at
Glee hotel when she told him she couldn’t return home that night as it was too late. He did not sleep in the room as he had to go home to prepare for an early morning flight to Accra, Ghana.
Franklin said Seyitan called him later that night to allege that
DBanj found his way into her room and raped her. He said he immediately called one Ajia Mohammed and informed him of the allegation Seyitan made. Franklin said Ajia told him not to worry about it and that he had given Seyitan $100, though the purpose for the money wasn’t stated.
Franklin said he was unable to ask DBanj at the time because it was
the same period the singer lost his son and he felt it would be
insensitive for him to discuss such a thing with him.
Read his full statement below