A petition which asks the United Nations, UN, to end the ambassadorial deal with singer D’banj following a rape allegation against him has garnered over 15, 000 signatures.
The petition was started by E.Pooola 20 hours ago on Change.Org had hit 14, 310 as of 11.10 am on Friday.
Brands like Heritage Bank Africa, One Africa, CSA Global, and others are also asked to end their deals with the singer
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.”
This comes after the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Adamu Muhammad ordered a probe into the rape allegation against the singer.