Over 15,000 People Sign Petition to Remove D’Banj as United Nations Peace Ambassador Over Rape Allegation
Following the alleged allegation of rape levelled against the popular musician, D’Banj,15,874 people have signed an online petition asking that Mr. Oladapo Oyebanjo, also known as D’banj be removed as the United Nations Peace Ambassador as of 7.30pm on Friday, 19th June, 2020
The content of the petition is as follows:
“We call on the United Nations, and United Nations Women Africa organizations 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.
“We also call the attention of brands such as Heritage Bank Africa, One Africa, CSA Global and other establishments associated with Mr. Oyebanjo to end their commercial relationship with him and stand in support of victims of sexual violence.”