D’banj Makes First Public Appearance After Release From ICPC Custody [Photo]
Veteran Nigerian singer, Oladapo Oyebanjo, popularly known as D’banj, made his first public appearance after his release from custody of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).
The artiste honored the invitation of the ICPC over allegations that he was involved in the fraudulent diversion of monies meant for the beneficiaries of N-Power……..Continue Reading
The artiste and some government officials were alleged to have introduced ghost beneficiaries into the payroll of N-Power, and the monies were later traced to accounts associated with the singer.
However, D’banj was released from ICPC custody and granted bail on self-recognition, according to his lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi.
After his release, the pop singer performed on Saturday at the 2022 dinner party of Immaculate Conception College (Benin City) Old Boys Association Lagos branch held at Federal Palace Hotel in Lagos.
After his performance, D’banj said he is innocent of the allegations leveled against him, adding that he has never committed fraud in his life.
The singer added the prayers of his fans were felt while in detention and he extend gratitude to everyone.
“May God not allow one to be detained over what one knows nothing about,” he said.
How Two Nigerian Banks Reportedly Influenced Dbanj’s Release From ICPC Custody – Report
Two banks reportedly played a huge role in the release of D’banj from the custody of the (ICPC).
The artiste honored the invitation of the ICPC over allegations that he was involved in the fraudulent diversion of monies meant for the beneficiaries of N-Power.
N-Power is a scheme established by the Federal Government and set up under the National Social Investment Program (NSIP) to address youth unemployment in the country.
However, a source told The Whistler that Dbanj was granted administrative bail after two banks involved in the fraud allegation against him provided “thousands of documents” to the ICPC
The source also claimed that the agency is analyzing the bulky document and might summon the singer for more questioning if need be.
“He was granted administrative bail after the banks involved in the deal provided thousands of documents that are aiding the investigation. The ICPC investigative team is currently analyzing the documents provided by the banks and we felt it will not be proper to keep him while the analysis lasted.
“So, we will continue the analysis while he is allowed to go home. But if there is a need for him to appear, we will invite him again and he agreed to the terms. For now, he was granted administrative bail pending when we finish analyzing the documents. The outcome of the analysis will determine the next line of action for the ICPC,” the source said.