Nigeria has declared a statement of emergency on rape and gender based violence, but some accusations are being rebutted with force.
In a series of now deleted tweets, user 'Aunt Seyitan' (real name Seyitan Babatayo) accused Nigerian artist D'banj of sexually assaulting her in a Lagos hotel room in 2018. The woman described the event in detail two weeks ago, sparking huge backlash against the singer.
In a letter written by her lawyers, Babatayo demanded both a personal and public apology to their client. In an interview with Nigerian publication Premium Times, the woman's lawyer claimed that Dbanj speaking out against the rape epidemic in Nigeria triggered the memories that their client had been trying to subside, "she almost had a relapse from her healing process. That was the major reason why our client had to tell her story and latterly demand for an apology from the man that has caused the damaging hurt to her person," they stated.