D’banj is released, after being detained for 72 hours

D'banj is released, after being detained for 72 hours

After spending over 72 hours in jail, well-known Nigerian musician Oladapo Oyebanjo, best known by his stage as D’banj, was released by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).
He was discharged on Friday afternoon, and the ICPC may call him again later, according to PREMIUM TIMES.
The singer cooperated with the Commission during its investigation, according to the artist’s attorney, Pelumi Olajengbesi, who spoke to this newspaper.
D’banj was reportedly released on self-recognizance, but Mr. Olajengbesi did not confirm whether the ICPC had given the musician administrative bail.
He added that the singer was not linked to any proof of fraudulent activities by the ICPC. However, at this moment, such assertion cannot be independently validated.

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The musician was accused of defrauding the Nigerian government of hundreds of millions of naira intended for the N-Power project, an empowerment initiative launched in 2016 to combat youth unemployment and advance social development.
His attorney, Pelumi Olajengbesi, said in a statement on Thursday that the musician had faithfully cooperated with the Commission throughout its probe.
In order to clear his identity, Mr. Olajengbesi said, D’banj has also shown a shared eagerness to assist the Commission in reaching its passionate and sincere conclusions.

 

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