Seyitan Babatayo has taken to her twitter to release a statement after it was revealed that she has withdrew her petition against singer D’banj after accusing him of rape.
Seyitan made other points in her statement as she ended with: “I really want my PEACE. Thank you.”
In a statement released after Seyitan withdrew her petition against the musician, Stand To End Rape Initiative (STER) challenged activist Segun Awosanya, aka Segalink of trying to “pervert justice” in the case between Seyitan Babatayo and D’banj.
STER also claimed in the report that Segalink texted an address to Seyitan and asked her to attend a meeting with D’banj there.
STER said the meeting was aimed at negotiating a special settlement and Seyitan’s legal counsel was also scheduled to be in attendance.
The NGO said that they were also invited to the meeting but declined because “out-of-court settlements go against STER’s policy.”
STER said that “such settlements, in our experience, often involve an asymmetry of power between the accused and victim.”
They added in the statement: “More importantly, while private settlements are usual in civil disputes, they are, however, not applicable to criminal cases, particularly where a felony has been alleged to have been committed, only the State has the authority to discontinue a criminal investigation and prosecution.
See statement below;