A fresh update on the Seyitan and D’banj saga has drawn reactions from social media users this Friday.
Following a thread by popular Nigerian activist, Segun Awosanya, AKA Segalink, Nigerians who had expressed interest, in this case, are being drawn back to events leading up to the moment where the case is now.
His thread which is in line with an earlier police statement where they claimed not to have abducted Seyitan, provided some fresh insights that have got many Nigerians talking not only about the case but also about him.
There is a lot in discovery and there is so much unsaid. I will humbly advise the warring party to consider Seyitan’s interest more than the wishes of their Ego and agenda. Her interest is paramount in this and it is not your name being dragged in the mud. #Empathy
— SEGA L'éveilleur®🚨 (@segalink) July 2, 2020
In summary of what the activist said, he shared that some aspects of Seyitan’s accusation are driven by a greater force of feminist women who has an agenda in mind, he also went further to say that the police only acted as middlemen in solving the ‘dispute’ between the D’banj and Seyitan. His points, however, were greeted with different reactions on the streets of Twitter.
Seyitan is lying because… the Police said she is lying. Noted. Y'all better maintain this energy when SARS denies harassing you.
— cannonball (@a_nickabugu) July 2, 2020
When did Seyitan become the person on trial? Why is D'Banj yet to be investigated and prosecuted for his acts of intimidation and kidnapping? When did the alleged rape go from being a criminal issue to an arbitration? Did I miss something?
— Ayo Sogunro – #Transformist (@ayosogunro) July 2, 2020
Do you guys remember how armed police officers stormed Timi Dakolo’s house in the name of invitation??
Also does Seyitan live in Abuja, how was she meant to show up in Abuja in the middle of a lockdown? https://t.co/LFl0tmshIB
— Y.O. (@yojora) July 2, 2020
Sega's thread actually leaves more questions than answers but Iemme leave that discourse for another market day.
I just wanna ask; if Dbanj & Seyitan will no longer go to court or have "settled", what happens to the 1.6 million donated by members of the public to fund the case?
— UG (@UgwunnaEjikem) July 2, 2020
You see those Toxic Twitter Feminists? Block them while you can. Now this Dbanj and Seyitan story has taken another turn. Lmao
— DREYLO. (@RealDreylo) July 2, 2020
Many Twitter users shared that a lot of attention is targeted at the accuser which, according to them is not supposed to be so as they call on more attention to be targeted towards the accused. Some users also stressed that the matter needs to get fully investigated and taken to court as they exclaimed that there was already a public donation that was targeted towards getting justice and finding the truth.
This isn’t even about Seyitan or Dbanj.. it’s about you misandrists disguised as feminists, you see thousands of young girls getting raped everyday, these are cases with clear evidence instead you ignore them, because it’s not a big fish and it doesn’t help push your agenda well.
— Stoned Mind (@its_Tobiloba) July 2, 2020
Why was Seyitan invited for interrogation about the alleged rape? Why was she invited to Abuja during a lock down? Why didn't the police go to her house to get a statement as the accuser? Who deleted her tweets? Who posted a never before seen Dbanj promo?
— Written By (@DamiElebe) July 2, 2020
Some of you are grasping at straws at this point. Segalink’s thread did not say Seyitan was lying, in fact, it didn’t say much. That thread is a little to the left, a little to the right and doesn’t provide any new information.
— period partner (@duchesskk) July 2, 2020
Let’s never forget what Instablog did to Olamide. Let’s never forget. They created a story that never existed and tainted a good woman’s memory with the ugliest of lies.
They are doing the same thing to Seyitan now. Letting people run with the wildest narrative. I hate them sm.
— tired. (@AkankeBillions) July 2, 2020
Segun, this thread seems intent on obsuficating the issue.
The issues are simple:
Was she arrested?
Was she detained?
Were her personal effects seized?
Yes or no?
Why are you attempting in this thread to make Seyitan look like she lied? https://t.co/BsCSqKEXLa
— Sandra Ezekwesili (@SEzekwesili) July 2, 2020
While Segalink’s thread leaves room for more questions, many people are of the opinion that if Seyitan’s story is true but was being sponsored by a group of feminists, then they are exploiting her emotions to push their agendas.
Others however, stood by the activist as they opined that D’banj for what it’s worth, may have been innocent of the allegation of intimidation all along. They were also reminded that the case cannot be tagged as concluded over a Twitter thread.
Seyi is not a liar. She has been under untold strain which may have contributed to communication gaps and inconsistencies that have now being put into perspective. I would like to clarify that she was arrested and detained based on a petition which was eventually pulled out.
— SEGA L'éveilleur®🚨 (@segalink) July 3, 2020
However, few hours after dropping the bomb, he went further to say that Seyitan isn’t a lair, however, the pressure from some other people have consisted to the inconsistencies in her accusation against the singer.
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