Custody Dispute: An Abuja court issues an injunction prohibiting OAP Do2dtun from making defamatory statements against singer D’banj and orders the police to conduct an investigation into the criminal complaint against Dotun.


Justice Emmanuel Iyanna of the Chief District Court of the Federal Capital Territory, located in Wuse Zone 2, Abuja, has issued a restraining order against on-air personality Kayode Oladotun, popularly known as Do2dtun, preventing him from disseminating defamatory content concerning singer Oladapo Oyebanjo, also known as D’banj, on social media or any other platform.

In accordance with a report by Punch, the court has also directed the Deputy Inspector of Police, Force Intelligence Bureau, to conduct a thorough investigation into a criminal complaint lodged by D’banj against Do2dtun within a two-week timeframe and subsequently report back to the court. This injunction was granted on Wednesday, October 18, 2023, in response to a case with the reference Motion No: MN/218/2023. D’banj, through one of his legal representatives, Toheeb Lawal from the Abuja-based law firm Law Corridor, had filed an application requesting the court to restrain Do2dtun from allegedly making malicious and defamatory posts about him on social media.

By accepting the application, which has D’banj as the complainant and Do2dtun as the respondent, Justice Iyanna ordered “an injunction restraining the defendant (Do2dtun), either personally or through agents, associates, collaborators, representatives, or any individuals acting on his behalf, from continuing to publish any malicious, threatening, or defamatory content targeted at the complainant (D’banj) on any social media platform (X, Instagram, etc.) or news media pending the hearing and determination of the main case.”

Moreover, the court mandated the Deputy Inspector of Police, Force Intelligence Bureau, to investigate a criminal complaint submitted by D’banj against Do2dtun within a two-week timeframe and subsequently provide a report to the court.

As a brief recap, over the past two weeks, Dotun took to social media to demand access to his two children, who are currently under the custody of his estranged wife, Taiwo Oyebanji, who is the sister of singer D’banj. The couple got married in 2013 and has two children.

In November 2021, Taiwo initiated divorce proceedings before Justice A.I Akobi of Court 23, High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, in Suit Number: GWD/PET/25/2021. She cited alleged “unending reckless emotional abuse, forced abortion, and vicious domestic violence” by Do2dtun as the reasons for the divorce, claiming that these actions adversely affected her health and overall well-being. While Dotun maintains that he has been denied access to his daughters, Taiwo asserts that this is not the case and that he knows how and where to see them. Dotun, in his numerous outbursts, called out D’banj and even threatened to release his phone number online.

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