Custody battle: Abuja court restrains OAP Do2dtun from ‘defaming’ singer D’banj; orders police to investigate criminal complaint against Dotun

Justice Emmanuel Iyanna of a Chief District Court of the Federal Capital Territory at Wuse Zone 2, Abuja, has restrained on-air-personality Kayode Oladotun, popularly known as Do2dtun, from posting defamatory posts against singer Oladapo Oyebanjo, aka D’banj, on social media or any other platform.

Punch reports that the court also ordered the Deputy Inspector of Police, Force Intelligence Bureau, to investigate a complaint brought by D’banj against Do2dtun within two weeks and report back to court.

The court gave the injunction on Wednesday, October 18, 2023, in the case with Motion No: MN/218/2023. D’banj through one of his lawyers, Toheeb Lawal from an Abuja-based law firm, Law Corridor, had filed an application at the court for an injunction restraining Do2dtun from making alleged malicious and defamatory posts against him on social media.

In granting the application which has D’banj as the complainant and Do2dtun as the respondent, Iyanna granted “an order restraining the defendant (Do2dtun) either by himself, servants, privies, cohorts, representatives or any person deriving authority from him from further making any malicious, intimidating or defamatory post directing at the complainant (D’banj) on any social media platform (X, Instagram, etc) or news media pending the hearing and determination of the substantive case”.

Also, the court ordered the Deputy Inspector of Police, Force Intelligence Bureau to investigate a criminal complaint brought by D’banj against Do2dtun within two weeks and report back to court.

Recall that Dotun has in the last two weeks, taken to social media to demand access to his two children who are in the custody of his estranged wife, Taiwo Oyebanji, sister to singer DBanj. The couple got married in 2013 and have two chilren. 

In November 2021, Taiwo filed for divorce before Justice A.I Akobi of Court 23, High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, in Suit Number: GWD/PET/25/2021, over alleged “unending reckless emotional abuse, forced abortion and vicious domestic violence,” by Do2dtun, which she claimed has adversely affected her health and general well-being.

While Dotun claims he has been denied access to his daughters, Taiwo says this is a lie and that he knows how and where he can see them. Dotun in his many outburst called out DBanj and even threatened to release his telephone number online.

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