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Rape mess: 15,000 petitioners sign to derobe D’banj of UN’s ambassador of peace appointment



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Nigeria’s frontline singer, Oladapo Oyebanjo aka D’Banj has come under intense pressure to be derobed of his United Nations’ peace Ambassador following his alleged involvement in a rape scandal.

As at Friday morning, almost 15,000 people have signed an online petition calling on the United Nations to strip him of the appointment.

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They also called the attention of brands such as Heritage Bank Africa, One Africa, CSA Global, and other establishments associated with D’Banj to end their commercial relationship with him and stand in support of victims of sexual violence.

The petition which was started by one E.Pooola 20 hours ago on Change.Orghad hit 14, 310 as of 11.10 am on Friday.

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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. adsbygoogle || []).push({});

“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.”


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