Celebrities React to D’Banj’s Actions
It seems like D’Banj is taking the oppressive and intimidating approach to the rape allegation levelled against him. Although D’banj has announced that he will be taking the legal route in dealing with the rape allegation, his recent alleged actions are far from what he said, especially with the taking into custody of his accuser and also using his accuser’s account to promote his recent music.
Celebrities have however reacted to D’Banj’s actions and taken a stand against rape.
Donjazzy tweeted, thus: “No matter how long a lie lasts, the truth will always prevail. The fact is that one of them is a victim and the law will protect that person. I stand firmly against rape and all injustices against women, children and everyone including oppression. I urge all victims to speak out and report to the appropriate quarters. It is also important that every accused person is given an opportunity to set the facts straight. For most of us, all we have is the good name our parents have given us and we must protect and bequeath to our own successors. This particular case saddens my soul but I am not competent to investigate or judge this matter. I implore the police to thoroughly investigate and courts to do justice.”
Rita Dominic said via a tweet, “It is 60 years after independence yet the police continues to allow themselves be used to intimidate citizens. Intimidating a person who cries out that he/she has been raped is the worst kind. That is like victimizing them all over again. Every1 involved in detaining Ms. Babatayo have a case to answer. Keeping quiet about this only serves to shut down victims & that’s not something we should encourage in our society. Defending oneself from a rape accusation should not include intimidation of the accuser.”
Tiwa Savage has also tweeted, thus “I hear you all and even though this is heartbreaking for me, my view is still the same. I stand strong with the victims of all sexual abuse so I say this: 1. Victims should always speak out n speak their truth 2. those found guilty must be punished to d full extent of the law.”
M.I. Abaga however said, “Some days I am ashamed to be a man because of how much we have failed our sisters, mothers, friends and daughters.. today is one of those days.. and I know if I do not speak out today I will be complicit in a system that tells women.. “shut up and don’t say anything.”