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Singer, D’banj finally reacts to arrest, detention over alleged fraud

The popular Nigerian singer, Oladapo Oyebanji, professionally known as D’banj, has told the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, to carry out thorough investigation on the allegation of fraud levelled against him.

D’banj has called on members of the public not to fall for media sensationalism.

He said the media space has been filled with reports that he has been detained by the ICPC over alleged fraud.

He said it is important that he reacts to the report which has gone viral in order to make clarification.

The legal adviser to the veteran singer Maryam El-Yakub Musa, made this revelation in a statement released on Wednesday.

The statement partly reads: “It is instructive to state foremost that the report concerning the arrest and detention of Mr Daniel Oladapo Oyebanjo is misconceived, malicious and prejudicial to the justice system anywhere in the world, and we would advise that the general public be well guided.

“For the record, D’banj has no such contractual or incidental relationship whatsoever with any group or persons within or outside the Government in relation to the disbursement, operations, access or control of the operation of any government fund through an agency or its subsidiaries.

“D’banj has encouraged the Commission to carry out its investigation thoroughly to ensure that characters attempting to bring him into such ridiculous activities must be brought to book.

The Informant247 earlier reported that the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, arrested and detained the popular Nigerian singer, Oladapo Oyebanji, professionally known as D’banj.

The ICPC arrested and detained the singer on Tuesday at the headquarters of the agency in Abuja.

Dbanj was arrested and detained over alleged fraud.

He was alleged of diversion of hundreds of naira budgeted by the federal government for the payment of N-Power project.

The N-Power project was an empowerment programme set up by the federal government in 2016 to reduce unemployment in the country.

Report has it that the Nigerian singer collaborated with the officials of government include fake beneficiaries into the payroll of the scheme.

It was gathered that the funds to be paid to the fake beneficiaries have allegedly taxed to the singer.

The pop singer has refused to honour the invitation of the agency, and was subsequently arrested and brought before the agency on Tuesday.

After intensive questioning at the agency’s headquarters in Abuja, he was detained.

The agency has declined his plea for administrative bail.

It was learned that the agency may drag the pop star to court.

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