Disturbed by the insensitivity of Heritage bank to rape allegation against music star Dapo Oyebamji aka Dbanj, Bold and Beautiful publisher ‘Yinka Odeajo has condemned the recent endorsement of the singer as the bank’s ambassador.
He said that showing loyalty to Dbanj was to keep him away from public glare so as not to damage those who are very vulnerable and indecisive about coming out adding ‘until Dbanj is cleared of this terrible allegation, an open display of endorsements is a powerful tool of suppressing the voices of the very vulnerable in the society’
According to him, the bank ought to have waited a bit before engaging in photo-ops with the music star while the rape scandal was raging saying such display has a negative connotation that the bank supports rape.
Said he “I cannot say Dbanj is guilty of the allegation and neither can I condemn him until investigation is completed. However, because of seriousness of the allegation and the controversy it generated, the bank should have acted better even if the agreement has been signed before the allegation”
The publisher implored relevant stakeholders and civil societies to ensure that the case is not swept under the carpet like it was predicted by the petitioner.
Dbanji has vehemently denied the allegation while the lady Seyitan Babarayo through her lawyer has threatened to proceed on litigation if the Dbanj fails to apologise.