- Oladipo Daniel Oyebanjo, otherwise known by his stage name D’Banj has been released from detention
- Recall that the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission recently confirmed the arrest and detention of the singer
- The singer's lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi announced the development on Friday, said the musician was released on self-recognition
Popular musician, Daniel Oladapo, also known by his stage name as D’Banj has been released by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission.
This was disclosed by D’banj’s lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi, who announced the development on on Facebook.
He said the musician was released on self-recognition.
According to him, the singer is innocent of the allegations of fund diversion trailing him regarding the social empowerment programme ‘N-Power Scheme.’
"He is clean": D'banj released from ICPC detention, lawyer demands names of involved government officials
The statement read:
“After 72 hours of unfair detention and false allegation against Mr. Daniel Oladapo (D’banj), the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) on Friday afternoon released the popular singer.
“It is instructive to note that the ICPC released D’banj) on self-recognition after the agency could not find anything incriminating on him.
“Nigerians must be told the truth that D’banj) is clean and have no criminal or fraud record. It, however, an embarrassment to the entire country that such a huge allegation of N900m fraud against a public figure without any evidence."
N12.2m fraud: ICPC drags civil defence officer to court for allegedly duping jobseeker
Meanwhile, Solomon Ogodo, a superintendent of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has been charged to court for allegedly defrauding a job seeker of the sum of N12.2 million.
This was made known in a statement issued on Thursday, December 8 by the prosecutor, the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).
As reported by the Punch newspaper, the alleged NSCDC officer in charge no: CR/503/2022 is facing charges bordering on fraud, forgery, and employment racketeering.
The ICPC at the arraignment of Ogodo at the Federal High Court sitting in Jabi-Abuja said the latter on several occasions has been involved in swindling people's money in the pretense to help secure them a job.