D’banj flouts COVID-19 guidelines to perform at party, Police react


Nigerian entertainer and businessman, Oladapo Oyebanjo known as D’banj, has found himself in another controversy after he was captured performing at a party allegedlly hosted in Abuja.

This is coming after a Nigerian lady identified as Seyitan had claimed that the entertainer raped her in 2018.

The Inspector-General of police had also ordered a probe into the case and D’banj was flown to Abuja and interrogated by Adaku Anya, an assistant police commissioner.

But on Sunday, clips showed that the entertainer was unbothered about the rape accusations and also COVID-19.

The clips, which were said to have been from an Abuja party, showed the embattled singer coming within close proximity of showgoers without having a face mask.

According to The Cable, the event took place on Saturday, despite social distancing guidelines by the federal government to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.

In the clip, D’banj can be seen singing with a microphone amid a deluge of dancing people while occasionally shaking hands, embracing others, and striking poses with both fans and admirers.

However, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, Police Command, in a statement by its Public Relations Officer, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, on Sunday evening said the time and venue of the video could not be verified.

The statement read, “The attention of the Chairman FCT Covid-19 Enforcement Team and Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Bala Ciroma has been drawn to a video in circulation alleged to have been recorded at a party attended by Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo, popularly known as D-Bang in Abuja.

“It is pertinent to state that the venue and time the video was recorded has not been verified.

“Members of the public, with privileged information, are called upon to furnish the FCT Covid-19 Enforcement Team with details of the said event.

“The Team wishes to state that it would not tolerate any violation of the Quarantine act and Covid-19 guidelines.”