BREAKING: ICPC Releases Detained Nigerian Musician, D’banj
ICPC Releases Detained Nigerian Musician, D’banj
D’banj, a well-known musician from Nigeria, has been granted bail and released.
Lawyers were informed that the musician was freed on his own recognizance.
D’banj was held by the anti-graft organization on Tuesday on allegations of fraud with the N-Power program.
President Muhammadu Buhari introduced the program on June 8, 2016, with the goal of addressing the concerns of young unemployment and empowerment while also fostering social development.
Ejesgist.ng had earlier reported that the anti-graft agency said it received numerous petitions on the diversion of N-Power funds running into billions of naira following the approval and release of such funds to the beneficiaries by the Federal Government.
It said many N-Power beneficiaries had complained over the non-receipt of the monthly funds in spite of payment by the government.
“About 10 persons have been invited by the ICPC over the last few months in connection with the N-Power fraud, and have been granted administrative bail after their detention. Several invitations to Mr. Oladipo Daniel Oyebanjo, to appear before a team of investigators were ignored and not honoured.
“Mr. Oyebanjo turned in himself and was taken into custody at the ICPC Headquarters on Tuesday, 6th December, 2022, and is currently assisting the investigators to unravel the circumstances of the fraud allegations by the petitioners,” the agency’s spokesperson, Azuka Ogugua said on Wednesday.
However, it was learnt that D’banj was released on bail on Friday.
“The musician is planning to speak out soon.
According to his lawyers, the ICPC could not find any possible links of D’banj’s involvement in the corruption scandal involving N-Power Programme.